Downed Power Lines
Euclid Avenue in northwest suburban Arlington Heights was reopened Tuesday morning, after Monday night’s storms knocked down trees and power lines, prompting the street’s closure.
A 21-year-old man was electrocuted Tuesday while visiting his family in southwest suburban Burbank.
A Chicago man is still shaking from the ordeal after he was shocked when live power lines fell on top of a car he happened to touch.
A dump truck knocked down power lines when it raised its bed and ripped down part of a utility pole near the intersection of King Drive and 79th Street. The downed power lines came in contact with an SUV parked in the alley, and a man was severely shocked when he touched the vehicle.
High winds have subsided a bit since Thursday’s storm, when four tornadoes might have touched down in central Illinois, but dangerous winds will persist through the afternoon, and gusts of up to 45 mph are likely on Friday.
Thousands of homes and businesses across the Chicago area remained without power Tuesday, after a fast-moving round of storms on Sunday.
One person was killed and another was seriously injured when a small plane they were on crashed in southwest suburban Romeoville on Sunday, taking out power lines near Lewis University Airport.
About 1,600 customers in Westmont lost their electricity this morning, after power lines came down.