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Intense Rain Moves Through Chicago Area

(CBS/STMW) --Heavy rains once again hit the Chicago area Saturday afternoon, prompting flood warnings.

All lanes of the Interstate 94 Edens Expressway have reopened after flooding shut down part of the roadway on the Northwest Side Saturday evening.

About 4:45 p.m., police began diverting all traffic off the expressway at Foster Avenue due to high standing water, according to Illinois State Police. The roadway was cleared and all lanes were reopened by about 6:30 p.m., state police said.

CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports some people found creative ways to keep things dry in the torrential downpour that pummeled downtown.

Hillary Buzaid had been at the beach, but soon found there was no need to go swimming, to get wet.

"All of the sudden it started pouring and we just got up and rain," she said.

Many gathered on State Street to view the Jackie Robinson Little League World Series on a big screen TV.

"Doesn't matter if it raining, shining or snow, and we are glad for this monitor out here for us to come out here as a city to come out for something special like this," said Shantrese Burkes.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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