High waves, flooding close portion of Lake Front Trail

CHICAGO — Strong winds and high waves are creating dangerous conditions along Lake Michigan Thursday.

The Chicago Park District closed the Lake Front Trail from Fullerton to Ohio due to flooding, and the National Weather Service said Montrose Beach is inundated.

NWS recommends staying away from the lakeshore until conditions improve.

A Lake Shore Flood Advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. for much of the Chicago-area.

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