After the first work day of no Loop "L" service over the Wells Street bridge, all I can say is: "Just wait till the south Red Line shuts down May 19."
There was much confusion and plenty of delays during the morning rush Monday as Brown Line riders into the Loop looked for alternatives during this week's shutdown of the Wells Street bridge.
And riders took to Twitter and Facebook with complaints bordering on whining.
It's not like we haven't been warned.
The CTA has been telling us for weeks to find alternate ways to work and school, such as bus routes. But some people acted surprised that the Brown Line was stopping its route at the Mart, or being rerouted into the State Street subway.
The Tribune curated these posts from social media about the morning commute. And if you didn't leave extra time for your commute today you really should tomorrow, when up to 10 inches of snow is predicted to fall by 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, these CTA photos from the weekend document what all this hub-bub is about. At the same time that workers are sliding into place the new south end of the Wells Street bridge, other workers were replacing track at the Tower 18 junction and the Hubbard curve. As usual, the CTA photographer did a very nice job. Check out the whole Flickr photo set.