17,000 Left Without Power After Storms

CHICAGO (AP) -- Storms swept through the Chicago area overnight, leaving several communities with damaged homes, flooded roadways and downed power lines.

Com-Ed spokesman Jeff Burdick says at least 17,000 customers are without power, mostly in Chicago's southwest suburbs. Burdick says winds and lightning caused both downed lines and equipment problems.

No flight cancellations are being reported, but authorities say planes coming into O'Hare International Airport are running 30 to 45 minutes behind schedule.

The Will County sheriff's office is reporting trees down and some roofs partially torn off by heavy winds.


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