Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore

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High waves from Lake Michigan crash into a break wall behind the Shedd Aquarium Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Manuel Hernandez takes video of high waves crashing into a break wall on the south shore of Lake Michigan, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
High winds cause huge waves to crash along a Lake Michigan retaining wall at Chicago's 31st Street Beach Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
High winds cause huge waves to crash along a Lake Michigan retaining wall at Chicago's 31st Street Beach Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
High winds cause huge waves to crash along a Lake Michigan retaining wall at Chicago's 31st Street Beach Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
High winds create huge wave crashing along a Lake Michigan retaining wall at Chicago's 31st Street Beach Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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CHICAGO (AP) - Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline, sending water onto part of Lake Shore Drive. The waves slowed traffic and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.

Parts of the scenic highway were flooded Friday, leading to some lane closures. Traffic was backed up for miles.

The high waves prompted Navy Pier, one of Chicago's top tourist attractions, to close its eastern end. Navy Pier officials also canceled a haunted house that's located on a barge. Officials say the attraction will reopen Saturday.

The National Weather Service issued a lakeshore flood advisory to remain in effect until 4 a.m. Saturday. The warning is forecasting winds of up to 50 mph and 23-foot waves.

High Waves, Flooding Close Lanes on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive

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