By Mugo Odigwe

CHICAGO (CBS)– Downed trees and powerlines are among the storm damage reported north and northwest of the city.

High winds were the most damaging element of the overnight storms.

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Thursday morning, over 34,000 people are without power. ComEd is working to restore the power after hundreds of outages in the area.

In Skokie, tree branches fell onto the ramp to the outbound Edens Expressway at Old Orchard Road. Crews are working to clear the scene and the ramp should open shortly.

Downed wires across Metra tracks in Benseville and Galewood halted train service earlier Thursday morning. The tracked have been cleared and Metra MD-W service has been restored.

In Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, storms knocked down trees, utility poles and power lines. Due to an incident with a car and a downed pole, 74th Street is shut down.

CBS 2’s Mugo Odigwe was live in the CBS 2 Mobile Weather Lab. She is warning drivers to watch out for wet roads Thursday morning.

A downed tree was reported on Sheridan Road in Rogers Park.


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