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Severe storms sweep Chicago’s west suburbs, causing outages

September 26, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — Severe thunderstorms that swept the Chicago area toppled trees and power lines, cutting cut power to thousands of residents.

ComEd says more than 30,000 homes and businesses, mostly in Chicago’s west suburbs, were without power as of 9 p.m. Tuesday after the storms brought winds in excess of 60 mph (96 kilometers per hour). Power was restored to all but about ComEd 7,000 customers by Wednesday morning.

No injuries were reported in Tuesday’s storms.

Huntley resident Alex Nuccio tells CBS Chicago he was inside his family’s home when he heard “a big boom” as a tree fell and crashed through the roof and into a bedroom.

WLS-TV reports O’Hare International Airport canceled 73 flights just before 6 p.m. Tuesday and arriving flights were delayed. Midway Airport had 23 canceled flights.

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