Green, Orange Line service resumes near Roosevelt after track debris

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Elevated service near the Roosevelt stop was suspended after debris landed on the third rail and caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

Officials say a scaffold fell near 17th and Wabash, and a rope from the scaffold landed on the electrified rail and ignited.

Orange Line service was temporarily suspended between Halsted and Roosevelt; Green Line service was suspended between 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and Roosevelt. The shutdown lasted about 20-30 minutes.

Shuttle buses ran in the affected areas.

The CTA recommended the Red Line, 29 State or 62 Archer buses as alternatives.