Heavy downpours cause widespread flooding; Flash Flood warnings issued


There are currently several Flash Flood Warnings in effect for much of the Chicago metropolitan area as severe storms sweep through the area for the second time this week.

  • A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Sunday morning across Illinois and Northwestern Indiana, including Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Eastern Will, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lee, Livingston counties in Illinois as well as Benton, Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter counties in Indiana.

Widespread flooding was reported throughout the Chicago area.

Flooding near Irving Park Road and U.S. Route 41

The extended forecast of rain caused Saturday’s contest between the Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners to be suspended.

Illinois State Police have diverted traffic off of I-290 near Des Plaines Avenue due to standing water on the roadways. Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto Des Plaines Avenue and westbound traffic is being diverted onto 1st Avenue.

All lanes of I-290 were reopened at 6:25 p.m.

Bellwood police have closed off Mannheim Road between St. Charles Road and Randolph Street due to flooding and standing water in the roadway.

Lyons police have closed both northbound and southbound lanes of 1st Avenue between Ogden Avenue and 31st Street.

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued through much of the South and Southwest Suburbs for this evening.

Flooding in the area has also caused delays to the CTA Blue Line.

Residential flooding was also reported through the city and suburbs.

Flooding on Saturday, June 26 in LaGrange, IL

Video of flooding near 16th Street and 56th Court in Cicero, IL

For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather. Rain total and storm assessment information from the WGN Weather team at the WGN Weather Center blog.

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