Branches cleared, power restored after violent thunderstorm

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

Trees and branches that came down in three locations across Evanston after a thunderstorm Thursday have been cleared.

The storm, which was relatively short, also took down a ComEd power line, which cut power for 200 to 700 people, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said. The outage also affected businesses on the south side of Noyes Street, as well as the Chandler-Newberger Center.

Power was restored yesterday afternoon, Bobkiewicz said.

Two trees fell in the storm in the 2200 block of Payne Street and at the intersection of Isabella Street and Girard Avenue. Additionally, branches blocked the street in the 500 block of Dodge Avenue.

Bobkiewicz said the city is preparing for more possible thunderstorms this weekend.

“We’re ready, and if there should be another intense storm outburst we’ll be out there with our public works crew,” he said.

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