UPDATE: Storm Hits Car Dealership Hard

UPDATE: STATELINE (WIFR) -- It’s been a busy day for ComEd. 2,000 households are still without power, most of them in Winnebago County. That number is down from about 14,000 at the height of the storm. Crews hope to get everything back by 3:00 this morning, but they’re not the only ones working hard to get things back to normal.

Strong wind gusts damaged the drive through at Alpine Bank in Belvidere. It’s currently closed for repair. North State motors next door also had some damage. Winds knocked over their sign, which had been standing since the sixties. The owner says half of his cars were either dented or scratched.

"We've been here for 26 years and we've never really seen a storm quite this bad. I think this is going to rate up there at the top for damage,” said Henry Lamarca, Owner of North State Motors.

Lamarca thinks the storm caused about 30,000 in damage.

UPDATE: Over 9,000 ComEd customers in Winnebago and Boone counties remain without power as of 5 a.m. Tuesday morning after strong storms roll through the Stateline.

ComEd reports at the height of the storm, about 13,400 people were without power. It says some power lines are still down so it advises caution when driving Tuesday morning.

It's unknown when power will be fully restored to all customers.

STATELINE (WIFR) -- Around 6,400 ComEd customers in Winnebago and Boone Counties are in the dark after strong storms knock out power across the Stateline.

ComEd Spokesman Paul Callighan says outages are being reported as north as Durand, Roscoe, and Rockton. The lights are also out in parts of Loves Park, Machesney Park, Rockford and Belvidere.

The lights went out around 10:30 p.m. Monday night after a severe thunderstorm with winds of up to 65 miles per hour toppled trees and power lines throughout the Stateline.

Callighan says if you come across fallen power lines report them to ComEd by calling 1-800-Edison-1.

ComEd crews are working to get the lights back on but it's unknown when power will be restored.

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