Updated: Tornado and Storm Damage

Courtesy Connie

LOVES PARK (WIFR) -- The National Weather Service has issued a an all clear for the tornado for Boone and Winnebago Counties.

Stephenson and McHenry have also received the all clear.

However, the tornado watch is still in effect until 6 p.m.

The storm caused damage in Caledonia area near Argyle Road and Harlem Road and Paulson roads, one business completely almost completely destroyed, other homes and garages partially down, a grain silo was destroyed and leaking grain onto street (see image below), large barn completely destroyed, high tension power lines down, and bus rolled over at Paulson and Harlem road (see image below). Three children were injured and sent to hospital.

ComEd is reporting power outages at two of four substations in Eastern Winnebago effecting 40 thousand people in the areas of Rockford, Machesney Park, and Roscoe.

Twenty-nine thousand people have power again as of 4:30, but around ten thousand are still without power.

We're getting reports that some areas of Loves Park are without power as well.

ComEd is reminding people to stay away from downed power lines because they could have power restored to them while still down.

According to the Loves Park Police, many of the traffic lights in Loves Park are out as a result of the storm. Avoid major streets because of major congestion.

Additionally, some WIFR viewers are reporting poor cellular phone service.

You can find links to the rest of our tornado coverage below in the "Related Stories" section.

You can download user-submitted videos here and here courtesy of Rickie Traeger and here courtesy of Jim Acheson.

Courtesy Thomas Berry

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