Cleanup begins across Chicagoland after hurricane-like winds

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CHICAGO – People and construction crews were lucky the weather turned out nice on Saturday to clean up after Friday’s near hurricane force winds.

The city along with suburban crews worked over night to try and clean up the mess and they had their work cut out for them.

On the South Side, city crews spent most of the morning inspecting some scaffolding on a building on State Street.

They wanted to secure it before opening the road.

Traffic was detoured in the Loop again today, until crews were able to get on top of the building that caused so many problems yesterday.

ComEd says 99 percent of outages have been restored.

The remaining outages are those where the electric infrastructure has suffered significant damage.

ComEd expects nearly all remaining customers to be restored by noon on Sunday.

The city says it is still running a lot of crews for downed tree limbs.

If you need help with this or other weather-related issues affecting your property, contact 311.

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