Chicago Skyway Reopens After Closure Due To High Winds, DebrisWhipping winds have prompted officials to shut down part of the Chicago Skyway due to dangerous debris, as a strong fall storm has also knocked down trees and power lines across the area.
Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Chicago AreaSummer storms ripped through the Chicago area Tuesday night, leaving downed trees, standing water, and lots of cleanup to do. While the damage was not significant, thousands lost power when power lines were knocked down.
ComEd: SmartGrid Reduced Outages During Last Week's StormsOfficials at ComEd said, believe it or not, power outages from last week’s severe storms could have been worse, if not for the new “smart grid” upgrades the utility has made in the past few years.
Cleanup Continues In Wake Of Severe Storms, TornadosTens of thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area were still without power Wednesday morning, more than a day after two severe storms pummeled the region.
Severe Storms Flood Streets, Uproot Trees, Knock Out PowerThe I-190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport reopened Tuesday morning, after it was shut down for several hours at Mannheim Road when the viaduct flooded due to Monday night’s storms.
Severe Thunderstorms Knock Out Power For Thousands In SuburbsAfter the storms swept through the area, nearly 9,000 ComEd customers in the west, southwest and south suburbs were left without power, according to ComEd. The majority of outages were reported near Harvey in Blue Island, where more than 6,300 customers were without power Sunday night.
Another Snow Day For Many Schools, Thanks To Power OutagesMore than 1,000 students from Orland Junior High School and High Point Elementary School were among those getting an extra snow day on Wednesday.
Late Winter Storm Makes This 3rd Snowiest Winter Ever For ChicagoThis winter moved up another notch on the list of snowiest winters in Chicago overnight, when more than 3 inches fell at O'Hare International Airport, making the total snowfall this winter the third most on record.
One Dead, Thousands Without Power Due To StormsStrong storms knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses Wednesday night, blew over several freight train cars, flooded many Chicago area streets, and cost a maintenance worker his life.
West Suburbs Cleaning Up Fallen Trees After Powerful StormParts of the western suburbs were still cleaning up Tuesday afternoon, after a fast-moving, hard-hitting storm uprooted trees as it blew through the area.
Many Blackhawks Fans Miss The Big Game After Storm Knocks Out PowerThose who got to see the Blackhawks rally to beat the Bruins and win the Stanley Cup last night won’t soon forget it, but unfortunately neither will those who didn’t get to see the big win, after a strong, fast-moving storm knocked out power.
ComEd Restoring Service To Thousands After Fast-Moving StormRoughly 650 crews worked overnight to restore power to some 237,000 ComEd customers who were without electricity after a powerful storm blasted through the Chicago region Monday evening. That still leaves about 63,000 ComEd customers without power.