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article imageSoldier Field evacuated because of storms

By John Sevigny     Nov 17, 2013 in Sports
Chicago - Facing the threat of looming thunderstorms, fans were evacuated from Chicago's Soldier Field for nearly two hours Sunday.
A line of powerful storms and hurricanes, along with golf-ball-sized hail swept across Washington, Illinois, into southeast Missouri, destroying homes and bringing a halt to the game between the NFL's Bears and Ravens as fans were moved from the stands to what officials said was a safer concourse within the stadium.
There were reports of deaths from Washington, which is close to Peoria, but officials said a number of buildings had been destroyed.
Back in Chicago, the game resumed - on a severely weather-beaten field - at about 2:15 pm. The weather delay lasted an hour and fifty-three minutes.
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