High winds close Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza

CHICAGO — High winds have forced the Christkindlmarket in Chicago’s Daley Plaza to close Wednesday.

It may reopen 4 p.m. depending on the weather, a tweet from Christkindlmarket said.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Chicago-area until 6 p.m. Wednesday, with winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour.

The powerful winds have already sent wooden debris crashing down from construction scaffolding onto some vehicles, injuring a driver.

The Water Tower Christmas tree is also leaning over and its decorations are blowing away.

Fire officials are warning everyone to remain alert and on the lookout for flying debris.

Christkindlmarket will reportedly reopen on Thursday.

 

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