UPDATED: CTA Blue Line service cut again after body found on tracks

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UPDATE (12:30 p.m.): A couple of hours after power had been restored to the CTA Blue Line after a body was removed from the subway at a Loop station, power was cut again as police returned to the scene.

UPDATE (10:35 a.m.): Per the CTA, service has resumed on the Blue Line but residual delays should be expected.

PREVIOUSLY: CTA Blue Line service to and from O'Hare Airport is temporarily suspended as Chicago Police investigate a body under the tracks.

Power has been removed to a portion of the CTA's Blue Line on Friday morning after a person was reported on the tracks.

Power was removed to the Blue Line between the Damen and Racine stations following a report of a person on the right of way, according to CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis.

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An unconfirmed report said a body was found on the tracks near Clark and Lake.

Chicago Fire Department personnel have been called to the scene for a person down, according to Fire Media Affairs.

Blue Line trains are operating only between O'Hare and Damen; and Racine and Forest Park, according to a CTA rider alert.

The No. 7 Harrison or No. 20 Madison buses, or Pink Line trains are recommended for service between downtown and the West Side; while the No. 56 Milwaukee train is suggested towards O'Hare.

The CTA is putting together shuttle bus service for affected customers, Lukidis said.

The CTA is advising alternate routes.

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