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.

Recommended
ABC Protects Verbally Abusive Host
Jeff Crouere

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.