Storm Line Creates a “Calm” Gap from North Arlington Heights to SW Kane County; Lake and McHenry Counties Hit Harder

Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).

Police, firefighters and paramedics responded in Lake County, McHenry County and north Cook County to multiple reports of storm damage Tuesday afternoon, September 7, 2021.

Arlington Heights and Palatine got a break as McHenry County and Lake County took the brunt of the storm nearby. The strong line of thunderstorms from Central Michigan to West Central Illinois split up with an opening that left a gap from an area just south of Lake Cook Road to southwest Kane County. As of 2:00 p.m. there was no Severe Thunderstorm Warning for O’Hare International Airport, but Des Plaines had a few small power outages.

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There were multiple reports of trees and branches down, power lines down, and power outages; but most of the damage was in Lake County and McHenry County.

There was a tree blocking Route 176 westbound lanes in McHenry.

Lake Forest and communities nearby took a hit with several trees and branches down along the north shore suburbs. The Chicago Bears headquarters was without power about 2:00 p.m.

A 14-inch diameter tree snapped at the base in Vernon Hills.

A large tree was down and blocking Darrel Road south of Route 176 in Island Lake.

ComEd reported 134 active outages in northeast Illinois just after the storm passed.

ComEd reports that an area near Milwaukee Avenue and Route 176 has 650 ComEd customers without power.

ComEd Report

Status
Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause
Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration
Sep 7, 2021, 3:45 PM
Earliest Report
Sep 7, 2021, 1:43 PM

— ComEd

Immediately after the thunderstorms passed through the area …

The Ivanhoe area had about 400 ComEd customers without power.

An area southwest of Wauconda had 1,114 ComEd customers without power.

An area northwest of Oakwood had 614 ComEd customers without power.

As of 2:20 p.m. there were no power outages reported in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Inverness, Long Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, or Wheeling.

Storm damage at Waukegan Road and Greenwood Avenue in Deerfield (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews)
Storm damage at Waukegan Road and Greenwood Avenue in Deerfield (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).
Storm damage at Waukegan Road and Greenwood Avenue in Deerfield (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews)
Storm damage at Waukegan Road and Greenwood Avenue in Deerfield (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).
Storm damage at Waukegan Road and Greenwood Avenue in Deerfield (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews)
Storm damage at Waukegan Road and Greenwood Avenue in Deerfield (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).




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Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews)
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews)
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews)
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews)
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews)
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews)
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews)
Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills (SOURCE: Craig/CapturedNews).