Several Wires Down, Transformers Blown, Branches Down Due To Weather Conditions. Comed Is Backed Up

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Local emergency personnel and Comed are pretty busy this afternoon dealing with weather related calls.  As the winds gusts up around 45 mph, tree branches are falling down and transformers are blowing up and wires are coming down.

There are numerous calls all over the area.

Lexington, Robey, N Main, Grand ave,Bell School,N Horsman,  Riverside, Grendale, 15th st, 7th ave.  These are just a few of many places around town experiencing weather related calls.

Comed said they are backed up and restore times might be delayed

 







Rockford Scanner™: Roscoe-Rockton Power Outage

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Rock Energy Cooperative is reporting a power outage across Rockton and Roscoe area that is affecting around 1,283 costumers or around 32.5%.

They said crews have been notified, but the cause is unknown at this time. There is no estimated time on when it will be restored.

Who is without power in the Roscoe/Rockton area?








Rockford Scanner™: Low Flying Helicopter, Doing COMED Line Work

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Harlem-Roscoe Fire will be assisting Commonwealth Edison this morning near the Ralston Road Bridge.

Commonwealth Edison will have a helicopter over the river doing line work
and Harlem-Roscoe Fire will have a boat in the water and medical unit on scene until their work is complete.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Power Pole, Driver Flees

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Just before 2 am this morning, several emergency personnel were responding to an accident in Belvidere. 

It happened in the 900 block of Julien. That is near Oak. 

A vehicle has crashed into a power pole and snapped it in two different areas.

Power lines are also down. 

The occupants fled from the vehicle. 

Police were able to detain at least one of the people they believed that fled from the vehicle. 

Power is out in the area. Unknown on restore times. 








Rockford Scanner™: Local Walmart Shut Down Due To Power Outage



UPDATE – 9:20 PM:  There are reports that a generator has blown in the area of 20 and Genoa Rd that is leaving around  2,000 people without power in the Belvidere and surrounding areas.  The estimated restoration time is around 10:30 PM tonight.

Sources reporting a local Walmart has shut down due to a power outage. 

Details are minimal. The Walmart in Belvidere is reported to have been shut down due to a power outage. Unknown what caused the power outage. Unknown when the store will re-open. 

COMED has confirmed a power outage in the area. 

Reports of a generator that has blown in the area








Power Outage in Rockford

 

 

 

Versailles apartments at 5145 E State St is without power due to a bad ground line.

Comed says power probably won’t be restored until about 8pm tonight

 

Rockford Scanner™: Power Outages And Trees Down

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As of 9:15 pm, COMED is reporting a large power outage in the area. 

Winnebago County has almost 700 customers without power. 

Stephenson County has almost 500 customers without power. 

The cause of the power outages are under investigation. Majority of them are believed to be storm related. 

Estimated restore time frames, vary on each scene. 

Some reports of numerous trees down in the Freeport area. 

Also a tree down across RT 75 by Wheeler rd near Durand. 

 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Power Outage in Rockford, Causing Traffic Delays

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Around 3:40 pm today several sources were reporting a power outage in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of E State and  Mulford. 

Traffic lights are out, and traffic is backed up a long ways. 

The cause of the power outage is under investigation. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Power Outage in Winnebago

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The Winnebago Police Department about 45 minutes ago was reporting a power outage in the Village of Winnebago.  It appears to be “isolated to the downtown and older part of the Village.”  They say Commonwealth Edison is on scene trying to locate the problem.








Rockford Scanner™: Traffic Lights out in Rockford

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RS fans are reporting that the traffic lights are out at 20th St near Harrison Ave.  Please remember, a non-working stop light should be treated like a four-way stop.  Please use caution if you are in this area or avoid the area.

UPDATE:  As of around 9:30pm, RS fans are still reporting the lights are out.  ComEd was reported to be there working to restore the lights/power though.



Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Pole, Causing A Power Outage




 

 

 

Around 5:30 am this morning emergency personnel were responding to an accident in Rockford. 

It happened in the 1200 block of Rose. 

A vehicle has crashed into a pole near this location. 

The pole is snapped, approx. half way up. 

There were original reports saying the pole was on fire at the top, but when emergency personnel arrived on scene the fire must of been extinguished, because there was no more fire. 

At least 3 residences in the area are without power, due to this accident. 

Unconfirmed reports are saying the driver may have fled the scene. 

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Power Outages & Flood Advisory in Winnebago County

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UPDATE: Reports of Kyte River is out of the banks and flooding in Ogle County. Reports of 4.60 inches of rain has fallen in that area. The storms are training (Staying in one area, producing alot of rain) also reports of nickel sized hail being reported in Ogle County.  Winnebago County is still dealing with a large power outage and some flooding in some intersections. Reports of several stalled vehicles due to the flooded roadways. No injuries have been reported. A couple of houses have been reported to have been struck by lighting. 


MESOSCALE PRECIPITATION DISCUSSION 0302
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
915 AM EDT FRI JUN 15 2018

AREAS AFFECTED…SOUTHERN WISCONSIN…NORTHERN ILLINOIS

CONCERNING…HEAVY RAINFALL…FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE

VALID 151315Z – 151715Z

SUMMARY…CONDITIONS REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR CELL REGENERATION AND
TRAINING. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN ACCUMULATIONS AND FLASH FLOODING
ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

DISCUSSION…LATEST MESOANALYSIS SHOWS 850MB 20-30 KT WESTERLY
INFLOW INTO A NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED AXIS OF DEEP MOISTURE (PWS 1.5
TO 1.75 INCHES) EXTENDING ACROSS WISCONSIN INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS.
THIS LOW LEVEL INFLOW WITH WEAK FLOW ALOFT CONTINUES TO SUPPORT
SLOW MOVING BACK-BUILDING CELLS ACROSS THE HIGHLIGHTED AREA. IN
ADDITION TO AMPLE MOISTURE, MUCAPES ARE AROUND 1000-2000
J/KG…SUPPORTING HEAVY RAINFALL RATES. RECENT RADAR IMAGERY FROM
KMKX AND KLOT CONTINUE TO SHOW RAINFALL RATES AS HIGH AS 1.5 TO
2.5 INCHES/HR. OVERALL TREND SEEN IN LATEST GOES-IR IMAGERY DOES
SHOW A GENERAL WARMING TREND, HOWEVER SOME EMBEDDED COOLING TOPS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE ONGOING CONVECTION HAS BEEN NOTED. WHILE THE
HREF PROBABILITIES DO OFFER SOME SUGGESTION FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR
ADDITIONAL HEAVY AMOUNTS THIS MORNING…OVERALL THE HI-RES
GUIDANCE…INCLUDING LATEST RUNS OF THE OPERATIONAL AND
EXPERIMENTAL HRRR HAS NOT SHOWN TO HAVE HAD A GOOD HANDLE ON THE
UNFOLDING HEAVY AMOUNTS OR THE CURRENT CONDITIONS ACROSS THIS
REGION. FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS LIMITED ACROSS THIS
REGION…HOWEVER THE LATEST RAP SUGGESTS CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN
FAVORABLE FOR ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINS…WITH DEEP MOISTURE
REMAINING IN PLACE AND UPWIND PROPAGATION VECTORS SUPPORTING
ADDITIONAL BACK-BUILDING AND LITTLE EASTWARD MOVEMENT WITH THE
ONGOING CONVECTION THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS.

 

 


As of 7 am, COMED is reporting almost 1,000 customers without power in Winnebago County. 

Several areas have had power surges.  The area most effected by the power outage, is down near the Rockford Airport. 

Almost 600 customers are without power down there.  The estimated restore times vary. 

As the storms roll through the area, they have produced heavy rain causing some minor flooding issues.

And frequent cloud to ground lighting. NWS issued a Flood Advisory for the area until 9:30 am


UPDATE:

Flash Flood Warning for…
Northeastern Ogle County in north central Illinois…
Winnebago County in north central Illinois…

* Until 945 AM CDT

* At 650 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have
already fallen, with rates up to 2 inches in one hour near the
city of Rockford. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Rockton, Rockford Airport,
Roscoe, Byron, Cherry Valley, Winnebago, Durand, Stillman Valley,
Davis Junction and New Millford.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

 



Rockford Scanner™: Traffic Lights Out

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Multiple RS fans are reporting the traffic lights are completely out on State St from Bienterra to Trainer. Please avoid the area as traffic is really starting to back up.

The Rockford Police have been contacted and are aware of the situation but said they won’t be sending out anyone.

Again, please avoid the area if possible and remember treat the out stop lights like a four way stop.

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Power Outage in Rockford

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UPDATE 1:30 pm:  RS Fans still reporting that the traffic lights are still out on Mulford near the Shoe Carnival.  Please use extreme caution if you are in this area and remember, if the stop lights are out, treat them like a 4-Way stop!  Please be careful in this area!

UPDATE 1:25 pm:  Appears power is slowly being restored.  Chase Bank is reporting power is coming back on.

Received several reports of a power outage in Rockford stretching from the Portillo’s near State and Mulford to Phelps Ave and includes both traffic lights and business in the area.  We are looking into this still, so this is still developing.  Please use caution if you are driving in these areas, and remember that if a traffic light is out, you treat it like a 4-Way stop.



Rockford Scanner™: Numerous emergency personnel were dispatched to a serious accident in Rockford 




Around 4:45 pm today numerous emergency personnel were dispatched to a serious accident in Rockford 

It happened in the area of the 2100 block of Elmwood. 

There is an auto accident near this location. 

Multiple injuries are being reported.  Several ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. 

A Vehicle has hit a power pole, and caused a power outage in the area. 

Sounds like at least one person was ejected.

Still developing. 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries In Loves Park

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Around 11:30 pm tonight emergency personnel were on scene of an auto accident in Loves Park. 

It happened on the curve on Bennett near Evelyn. 

There is a single vehicle accident near this location. 

A vehicle crashed into a utility pole. 

Injuries were reported. At least one person was transported to a local ER. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

The road is currently blocked off while first responders work the scene and fix the utility pole. 
Avoid that area for the next few hours.