Jason Mraz concert in the north of the island this evening; Heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m. with the possibility of thunderstorms

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Expect additional traffic in the area

The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) reminds those attending Jason Mraz’s concert at the Huntington Hall this evening to be prepared for persistent extreme heat conditions as well as the possibility of thunderstorms. Spectators should stay hydrated and be prepared to seek shelter if damaging winds or severe thunderstorms threaten the event. Lindsey Stirling’s concert last night has been canceled due to inclement weather. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m.

Those using carpooling to the concert are asked to use the pedestrian underpass and not be dropped off on Columbus Drive or DuSable Lake Shore Drive, which disrupts traffic and makes the crossings unsafe. Rideshare operators have been instructed not to drop off passengers at DuSable Lake Shore Drive, but instead at designated locations.

Traffic control aids (ATC) will be available to direct flows and impacts. Please heed their instructions. Motorists should be aware of the increased traffic in the area.

Jason Mraz – Wednesday August 11

American guitarist, singer and songwriter Jason Mraz performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Weather situation

OEMC advises fans to be aware of weather conditions, follow directions, and heed all warnings from public safety officials. Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water, AVOID alcohol, caffeine, sodas. Wear loose, light cotton clothing.

To stay informed about weather and emergencies, sign up for NotifyChicago alerts on NotifyChicago.org. OEMC also issues TEXT alerts for lakeside advisories. TEXT “CHILAKE” at 7-8-0-1-5

For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the OEMC website at Chicago.gov/OEMC. Follow the Office of Emergency Management and Communications on Facebook (@coemc), Twitter (@ChicagoOEMC) and Instagram (chicago_oemc_911).

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