Severe storms, possible tornadoes cause damage across northern Illinois


    A line of severe thunderstorms producing widespread severe wind damage and possible tornadoes moved through northern Illinois on Monday afternoon.

    As of 4:30 p.m., the severe weather threat had exited the area, but not before causing significant property and tree damage throughout the region. While the severe threat had diminished, strong winds were expected through 7 p.m.

    Tree damage and power outages have been reported throughout northern Illinois. As of 5:09 p.m., ComEd reported 462,486 customers were affected by power outages.

    Widespread damage was reported in La Salle and Bureau counties. Motorists were trapped near the Matthiessen State Park entrance by a fallen tree.

    At about 4:20 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s office said on social media that it is responding to trees and power lines downed across roadways throughout the county. The Lake County Sheriff’s office reported that multiple roadways in the county are impassable.

    In Kendall County, power lines and tree limbs were reported down at Van Emmon Street and Route 47 in downtown Yorkville and along Hampton Road in the unincorporated Boulder Hill subdivision.


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