If you were commuting via the CTA Tuesday morning from the North Side, chances are you were a bit late to wherever you were going.
First, an early morning fire at the former Mulligan school, just south of the Armitage station, interrupted service into the Loop on the Brown and Purple lines. Fire crews shut the power on those rails. The Red Line managed to get through, but very slowly.
Then a bus caught fire on Lake Shore Drive, totally blocking all four lanes for a while.
The CTA gave a full report about its efforts to clear the Brown Line tracks of ice on its Facebook page. But I haven't yet seen an explanation for the bus fire.
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