CHICAGO (CBS) — High winds and rain caused significant damage in Itasca over the weekend, and cleanup was ongoing Monday morning.
Landscapers said they were booked solid with cleanup jobs in Itasca until further notice. Indeed, work seems never-ending for homeowners along a section of Broker Avenue.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Shower Chance By Daybreak
A 52-foot evergreen tree toppled in Robert Cudzich’s yard during the storm that blew through Friday night. More than 60 hours later, he was still picking up the pieces.
“I’ve got to get rid of those bricks, and I’m trying to get rid of this stump,” he said.READ MORE: Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail Problems
Across the street, Betty Kuncih was tidying up her daughter’s driveway, after xxx. She said she’s grateful for the heavy lifting neighbors already have done.
“They were just sawing trees, getting trees off the streets. It was phenomenal,” she said.
A giant tree trunk around the corner was still lying atop a power line Monday morning.MORE NEWS: Shock And Outrage In Humboldt Park At Death Of Young Parents Yasmin Perez, Gyovanny Arzuaga In Shooting Called 'Execution-Style'
Due to the large amount of storm damage, Itasca has set up a hotline to help residents with tree removal: 630-228-5625.