The hailstorm that thrashed Yorkville about 9:30 p.m. Friday knocked trees onto houses, left some roads impassable and cut off power to about 2,000 area homes.
The city called in extra police and public works crews to clear roads, focusing first on state highways, according to the city's Facebook page. A Patch blogger .
The Northern Illinois Fire Photos Facebook page reported that a roof was "off a building" in the 300 block of Mulhurn Court.
Here's some of the comments people left on the Yorkville Patch Facebook page:
- winds and rain are coming through again major lightning. I can hear the chainsaws of somonauk a couple blocks north what did the trees hit ? transformer on 47 west side just south of walnut has been going off with a green blue halo. trucks come off of walnut onto 47 with spotlights looking for the problem.
- We lost several large old trees on Heustis. One is on my house and my next door neighbors! We lost an elm that's over 100 years old :(
- The houses across the street have trees broken in half. No power.
There are several ways to report damage or outages to ComEd: by calling 800-Edison1, by texting "out" to 26633, and through a mobile phone app for iPhone and Android. You also can sign up for text alerts at this ComEd web page.
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