High Winds: Numerous Power Outages in Chicagoland, Skyway Shutdown Between 91st St and 106th St

Chicago police shut down part of the Skyway about 2:20 a.m. Thursday between 91st Street and 106th Street after debris kicked up in high winds and struck two semi-trailer trucks.

Cables from scaffolding were among the debris that blew onto the road. One truck’s windshield was shattered and another truck was discovered with a broken side mirror. No injuries were reported.

At least one branch fell on a vehicle and damaged the vehicle in the northwest suburbs.

Multiple power outages were reported across Chicagoland with downed power lines and some trees or branches down on power lines. Most outages involve 30 or fewer ComEd customers.

However the following communities experienced larger outages …

Addison-Elmhurst — about 238 customers without power
Aurora — about 247 customers without power
Braidwood-Wilmington — about 422 customers without power
Brookfield-Summit — about 177 customers without power
Chicago Heights — about 96 customers without power
Cicero — about 242 customers without power
Evanston-Morton Grove — about 193 customers without power
Johnsburg — about 123 customers without power
Lombard — about 1054 customers without power
Maywood-Oak Park — about 243 customers without power
Mundelein — about 110 customers without power
Orland Park and Tinley Park — about 1482 customers without power
Roselle-Medinah — about 111 customers without power
Wheaton — about 234 customers without power
Woodstock — about 390 customers without power

In the City of Chicago near Homan Avenue and North Avenue — about 269 Roselle-Medinah — about 111 customers without power

In the City of Chicago near Milwaukee Avenue and Belmont Avenue — about 242 Roselle-Medinah — about 111 customers without power

In the City of Chicago near 47th Street and Woodlawn Avenue about 107 customers without power

In the City of Chicago near 99th Street and Beverly Avenue about 122 customers without power

Wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected to continue throughout the afternoon and early evening. The strongest are expected south of Interstate 80. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Winds are still forecast to gust to 35-40 mph until about noon Friday. The winds (wind chill) will convert the 40s into the low 30s and upper 20s all of Thursday through Saturday morning about 8:00 a.m.

Sunday may bring a high of 60 with steady winds down to about 14 mph.



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