Updated: Trees Are Down Around Libertyville

Patch readers have reported power outage along Butterfield Road and routes 137 and 176. Trees are also down around town.

UPDATED 11:30 a.m., July 12

The free standing solar panel that blew off during the storm at was covered by insurance and no one was reported injured, according to Robin Kollman, public relations facilitator, Libertyville Elementary District 70.


Patch contributor Scott Metzger reported that at least five trees are down around Libertyville.

Metzger and Casey Karl of MetroAlive.com both sent in photos of trees down along Cook Avenue and in .

Karl also posted on Facebook that a power line is down in the parking lot near Caribou Coffee, 725 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

Around noon Sunset Foods posted on Facebook that they have lost power in Libertyville.

On Twitter, user @sth749 says he saw a tree down across Dawes Street in the block between Rockland Road and Crane Boulevard. @Ason98519 says a huge spruce tree was uprooted in someone's front yard on West Street. @PIKture_It says there is no power in Interlaken Ridge at Butterfield and Winchester roads.

On Facebook, The Chapel, 1200 American Way, Libertyville, posted that the power is out at its main technology building.

Michael Ways also posted on Facebook that there is no power in Green Oaks along Atkinson Road.

Power Out at:

  • Route 137, 176
  • Butterfield Road
  • Sunset Foods
  • Interlaken Ridge at Butterfield and Winchester Roads (As of 2:43 pm. @PIKture_It says power is back up.)
  • The Chapel, 1200 American Way (As of 5:11 p.m. The Chapel says power is back up.)

Trees Down at:

  • Cook Avenue
  • Across Dawes Street between Rockland Road and Crane Boulevard

Earlier this morning, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning lasting until 8:30 a.m.

The NWS said the severe thunderstorms can produce damaging winds, large hail, deadly lightning and very heavy rain.

The warning is for Lake, Cook, DuPage and Will counties, northeastern Kendall County and northwestern Lake County in northwest Indiana.

The NWS issued this statement on its website: “At 7:42 a.m. CDT, the National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. These storms were located along a line extending from Twin Lakes to Wauconda to Wayne to Sugar Grove and moving east at 70 miles per hour.”

What effects are you seeing from this morning's storm? Is your power out? Trees down? How was your commute affected? Tell us in the comments below.

Mike Main July 11, 2011 at 02:48 PM
5??? More like 500... I have more than 5 down just in my yard! Not to mention power is out alone butterflied, 137,176. Trees are down in downtown blocking cook st., a mess in Adler park, and the big solar panel in front if Rockland school is on the ground...
Michael Ways July 11, 2011 at 03:08 PM
We need to modify our policy with only sounding the alarms for twister sightings in the village. There needs to be a high winds alert as well- I was caught on a walk 2 miles from my place and nearly killed by this storm. I have a call into the fire chief- who I know is very busy, but it's time we look at this topic with a new perspective- I plan on calling the Mayor as well.
Sue July 11, 2011 at 04:46 PM
Our backyard trampoline moved about 25 feet to the East.
Tammy July 11, 2011 at 06:55 PM
Any idea when power is expected back?
Chi-an Chang July 11, 2011 at 07:29 PM
ComEd wasn't able to provide a specific timeline. We'll keep checking back with them. If you are looking for power, How Impressive in downtown Libertyville has kindly offered to help people charge up their phones.
Tammy July 11, 2011 at 07:40 PM
Thanks for the update!
Tara May Tesimu July 11, 2011 at 07:50 PM
ComEd is saying it could be days, but I'm hearing reports of some people back up already.
Tammy July 11, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Any new news? Starting to get aittle worried.


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