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Rockford Scanner : Storms Roll Through, Many Without Power

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Severe thunderstorms roll through, causing power outages. 

As the thunderstorms rolled across our area this morning,
NWS issued a severe thunderstorm warning for approx. 70 mph winds and hail.

Radar indicated approx. 72 MPH winds come across the central area of Winnebago County.
At approx. 8:20 am there were winds approx. 75 mph near Riverside and N 2nd area.

Mainly across the Machesney Park and Loves Park areas.

Numerous power outages across the area.

Comed is out restoring power.

At the time of writing this, Comed said there are
approx. 9, 000 customers without power.

Estimated restore times may vary.

Remember to thank a lineman.

Also remember there may be trees down across the roadways.
You do NOT want to hit a downed tree…

So please be careful if you have to travel.

According to radar, the strongest of the winds hit from N 2nd and River ln,
And North of that area.  Unknown on damages. No  reports of injuries.


If you have any information:

Non-Emergency Outside the City of Rockford
Phone: 815-282-2600

Non-Emergency Inside the City of Rockford
Phone: 815-966-2900

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