Cleanup begins after severe weather barrels through state
Severe weather barreled through Illinois and Indiana yesterday.
The people of Manteno, Illinois are cleaning up after a tornado.
The storm crushed a barn last night with 10 show ponies inside. The prize mare was killed in the destruction. Neighbors helped pull the rest to safety.
Elsewhere in the state, straight-line winds flattened a church that was just being built and was 75 percent completed, but not a single person was hurt.
Powerful winds damaged a giant grain silo in DeKalb County.
Storms with high winds and heavy hail also toppled power lines in Indiana.
State Road 2 was closed this morning between US 231 and I-65 in parts of Lake and Porter Counties.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says it could be three days before the road reopens.