COAL CITY (AP) — Authorities say high winds have caused heavy damage in Coal City, a city of about 5,000 residents south of Chicago.
Lt. David Doerfler of the Coal City Fire Protection District said late Monday that in addition to structure damage, roads in the city have been blocked by fallen trees and power lines. He says there have been no confirmed reports of injuries.
The National Weather Service is reporting high winds have caused damage near the Lee County community of Sublette.
Meteorologist Gino Izzi says he couldn't confirm that a tornado touched down in the community, located about 85 miles west of Chicago. However, downed trees and power lines and damage to vehicles at a recreation trailer park were reported.
Also no injuries were reported when the roof of a Sterling sporting goods store collapsed.