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The White Stuff That Ruined Your Commute Was Baby Powder, Red Line Riders

By Kelly Bauer | September 28, 2017 9:11am
 The Addison Red Line station was temporarily closed to trains after a
The Addison Red Line station was temporarily closed to trains after a "white, powdery substance" was found on a train Thursday morning, officials said.
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CHICAGO — The Addison Red Line station was temporarily closed to trains after a "white, powdery substance" was found on a train Thursday morning, officials said.

At 8:26 a.m., a passenger found the powder on a southbound train and the passengers got off at Addison, said a CTA spokeswoman. Trains bypassed the Red Line station as police investigated the powder, and the station was reopened and running by 11 a.m.

Officers were investigating a hazmat situation at the stop, a Chicago Police spokesman said.

The substance was "non-toxic," the CTA posted on Twitter.

ABC Chicago reports that the substance was baby powder.