Update from the North Park FD: Semi Takes Out Power Lines In Machesney Park



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Update from the North Park FD: Avoid 251/ North 2nd between 173 and Harlem due to power lines down on both north and southbound lanes. This will likely be an extended closure.

Brief Synopsis:  

At approximately 3:00 this afternoon, a semi reportedly took out multiple power lines in the 8700 block of N 2nd Street, in the Machesney Park Mall area.

There are reports of a large power outage around this area.

ComEd has multiple crews en route.

All traffic lights are down in the area too, please use caution while driving.

Portions of N 2nd Street are reportedly shut down right now as well.


Officials Confirm Anything or Release Information:  No, Not at this time. 

Credit/Sources: Wanted to remain anonymous. 

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