Mount Prospect Southside Hit Hard by Storm, Power Outage


Mount Prospect’s south side was hit especially hard by high winds
Thursday afternoon. Mount Prospect Fire Department has set up a
prolonged command with storm aftermath operations inspecting grids in
neighborhoods. In the aftermath residents, fire crews and police
officers discovered trees on houses, trees on cars, obstructed streets,
utility lines torn down and even snapped utility poles. The worst damage
and heavily concentrated damage seemed to be just north of Golf Road and
and both sides of Elmhurst Road Route 83.

Affected streets …
Sunset & Maple, Lonnquist Blvd, Hi Lusi, Wa Pella
We Go Trail and Sunset, Can-Dota and Sunset
See-Gwun and Sunset

Also Weller Creek Park area

Nine power and utiliy poles snapped or tilted and fell northward along Dempster just east of Busse in Mount Prospect.

500 block of South William Street — branch on a car with severe damage to
the car on the driveway.

Man A Wa Trail and Hi Lusi — large tree down by Weller Creek Park.

AT&T crews working on Lonnquist and Na Wa Ta to restore telephone service to the neighborhood.

Tree uprooted against brick house at Can Dota and Lonnquist.

Severe roof damage from a fallen tree on a house on We Go Trail just south of Lonnquist Boulevard.

— mb

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