Powerful storms leave damage, uprooted trees behind in Far Southwest suburbs


MINOOKA, Ill. — A series of severe weather and a Tornado Warning left behind several uprooted trees and damage in the Far Southwest suburbs.

Several instances of hail were reported. One viewer in Earlsville sent in a video that shows a lot of hail looking like snow.

In Channahon, several trees were downed. Phones at the village hall and the police department’s administrative offices are down.

“The entire neighborhood sounded like it started crackling,” resident Judi Fronek said. “All the branches came down at one time, all the way from that end of the yard to the neighbor’s yards.”

In Minooka, several roads were blocked and officials asked residents to stay home Tuesday evening if possible.

WGN Chief Meteorlogist Tom Skilling said the system cleared out, prompting sunshine for the rest of the week.

Wednesday Forecast: Mostly sunny and cooler conditions. Winds: WNW 10-15 G30. High Temps: 78.

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