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No Injuries After Canopy Collapses At Alsip Gas Station

(CBS) -- The canopy at an Alsip gas station collapsed Monday afternoon, amid windy conditions across the Chicago area, but no injuries were reported.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. at the Citgo station at 117th and Pulaski. The outdoor canopy fell and pancaked onto the gasoline pumps beneath; at least two vehicles were observed under the damage.

The Alsip Fire Department says there were no transports. Witnesses tell CBS 2 motorists heard material snapping and had time to flee.

Alsip police say wind is a contributing factor; city officials were also investigating for structural failures at the site.

High winds were blamed Monday for other incidents, including a flag pole that snapped in half at Schubert Elementary School on Chicago's Northwest Side. The weather also caused flight delays and cancellations at Chicago's airports.

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