Chicago Bears vs Baltimore Ravens delayed after Tornado touches down

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Nov 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) scores a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports


Update 3:10 PM

The game is now set to resume play at 3:25 pm EST.



Update per USA Today Sports:

National Weather Service officials confirmed a tornado touched down near East Peoria in central Illinois and was moving northeast about 60 mph. No immediate injuries have been reported. Photos from the area showed devastating damage, however.

“This is a very dangerous situation,” Russell Schneider, director of the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, told the Associated Press. “Approximately 53 million in 10 states are at significant risk for thunderstorms and tornadoes.”

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