Local Flooding Hits 2 Locations: North Arlington Heights Road; South Vail Ave

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:05 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a vehicle trapped in water on Vail Avenue between White Oak and Cypress. The occupants got the vehicle out of the flooded street on their own before rescuers arrived. Vail Avenue was barricaded overnight between White Oak and Cypress.

Police also responded about 9:40 p.m. Tuesday to a report of flooding in the 700 block of North Arlington Heights Road. Police received a report that vehicles were driving into online traffic lanes to avoid the flooding. Police stood by with emergency flashing lights until public works resolved the problem.

Heavy rain and hail forced cancellation of about 450 flights at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Tuesday night. Midway International Airport reported delays of up to 30 minutes.

O’Hare International Airport was targeted in a special weather statement issued at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday by the National Weather Service, but no Severe Thunderstorm Warning …

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
659 PM CDT TUE APR 19 2011

ILZ006-013-014-200030-
COOK IL-DUPAGE IL-LAKE IL-
659 PM CDT TUE APR 19 2011

…SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT…

AT 658 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR CAROL STREAM…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

UP TO PENNY SIZE HAIL…ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MEDINAH… ADDISON… ROSELLE…
CAROL STREAM… GLEN ELLYN… LOMBARD…
VILLA PARK… ELMHURST… ITASCA…
ELK GROVE VILLAGE… WOOD DALE… BENSENVILLE…


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