CHICAGO (WLS) — Folks throughout the Chicago space scrambled to scrub up after temporary however robust storms that blew by Tuesday afternoon, forward of one other spherical of probably extra extreme climate.
As quickly because the clouds parted it was a race in opposition to time to clear the remnants of yet one more afternoon storm earlier than the solar went down.
“We received tons of calls relating to tree branches being left on the streets and sidewalks and it’s significantly harmful to have individuals maneuvering out of the best way,” mentioned Eddie Guille, West Garden Neighborhood Watch.
Guillen and his crew tried to make fast work, hand-chopping branches that blocked sidewalks and streets on the Southwest Facet.
Ominous clouds moved over suburban Hillside mid-afternoon earlier than dropping buckets of rain, and as soon as it began it got here down quick everywhere in the space, drenching north suburban Morton Grove.
As soon as once more the heavy rain fell too quick, flooding viaducts just like the one at 63rd and Archer and overwhelming lanes of I-57 close to 99th Avenue.
Close to Halfway Airport, Garfield Ridge took the brunt of any excessive winds. Timber caved to the storm, crashing onto entrance lawns and in a couple of spots fully swallowing parked automobiles till pleasant neighborhood volunteers may get out and make the streets protected to navigate.