Strong winds knock down trees all over Chicago area, leaving thousands without power
CHICAGO - Thousands of Chicago-area residents were without power on Saturday as a strong storm barreled through.
The wind gusts were up to 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
ComEd said that as of about 4 p.m., there were 1,354 outages affecting 28,535 customers.
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There were trees down in many places, including Chicago, Elgin, and Griffith, Indiana.
North Clifton Avenue in Wrigleyville, Chicago
The storm also blew the roof off of an apartment building in Elk Grove Village.
The National Weather Service said these peak wind gusts were recorded:
- West Chicago - DuPage Airport 77 mph
- Montrose Beach Light 65 mph
- Waukegan Airport 64 mph
- Sugar Grove - Aurora Airport 61 mph
According to the National Weather Service, there is a High Wind Warning in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday for the following counties: Central Cook County, DeKalb County, DuPage County, Eastern Will County, Grundy County, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, La Salle County, Lake County, McHenry County, Northern Cook County, Northern Will County, Southern Cook County, Southern Will County, Lake County, Newton County, Porter County, Jasper County.