High Winds Causing Power Outages, Downed Trees And Branches, A Broken Railroad Gate


Winds have caused some property damage on the morning of Monday, April 8, 2013. As of 11:45 a.m. no Wind Advisory has been released by the National Weather Service.

Between 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. winds at Chicago Executive Airport have been recorded to be steady from the southwest ranging from 14 mph to 26 mph, and gusting from 24 mph to 44 mph.

Some large branches or trees have been reported down. Several power lines have been reported down and/or transformer blown.

A tree brought down power lines in the 900 block of North Mitchell Avenue.

A train gate was reported blown over at Northwest Highway and Wilke Road about 11:49 a.m.

Police on the scene reported the train gate is at risk of being hit by a train. Public works and Metra were notified for repair.

A Wind Advisory is generally issued by the National Weather Service when there are sustained winds of 25–39 miles per hour and/or gusts to 57 miles per hour over land.

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