Chicago's Lollapalooza resumes after storm evacuation

AP News
Posted: Aug 02, 2015 4:40 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of Lollapalooza say they are reopening the music festival after the threat of a storm prompted them to evacuate attendees.

Organizers said Sunday afternoon in a news release they were shutting down the music festival Sunday afternoon for "a short period" and directed those in attendance to underground shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.

A second release said gates would reopen at 3:30 p.m. and the music would resume at 4 p.m.

The festival started Friday and ends Sunday evening.

The National Weather Service had issued severe thunderstorm warnings in areas west and north of the city, but the storms passed quickly.