Ogle County Police:
Il Rt 64 between Blackhawk Rd and German Church Rd is closed due to several broken power poles. Initially ComEd has advised this closure may last most of the day Tuesday. (see map below)
Severe weather came through our area around midnight tonight prompting severe thunderstorm warnings for our area. With it brought strong winds, heavy rain, cloud to ground lightning. There are numerous reports of several trees down across the whole area. Some reports of some flash flooding. And approx. 5,000 customers without power across Northern IL. Power poles and trees are down and alot of debris across several roadways. Transformers were blowing and wires been arcing as the storms passed through the area.
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NOTE: Severe Thunderstorm WATCH is still in effect until 5am.
Police have shut off areas of Cunningham, Meridian, and several other areas due to power poles snapped, large trees across the roads, etc… Use caution if you need to travel this morning.