High Winds Bring Down Tree on Two Cars: Arlington Heights Rd North of Higgins

Elk Grove police responded to a tree down in the road that caused an accident with a Ford Escort and a GMC van. The accident occurred on Arlington Heights Road, just north of Higgins Road. No injuries reported.

A large tree branch also down on Plum Grove Road in Palatine.

A wind advisory placed in effect from noon CDT to 7 pm CDT was published by the National Weather Service at 3:26 AM April 29, 2010. Sustained south wind of up to 30 mph and frequent gusts to 40 mph are expected this afternoon. The highest gust speeds are expected to be in the 45 mph to 50 mph range.