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Due to high winds, sections of four streets in Downtown Evanston are being closed and people are advised to avoid the area. The streets are in the square block surrounding the Sherman Plaza building at 807 Davis Street. Sherman and Benson Avenues are being closed between Church and Davis Streets and Church and Davis Streets are being closed between Sherman and Benson Avenues. 

Some construction materials have blown off the roof of 807 Davis Street and there is concern that more materials will be dislodged and blown off the roof. People are being allowed to exit the area but  are not allowed to enter the area.

The streets will reopen after the winds die down; the forecast is for winds to lessen after 6 p.m. today, February 19, 2016.