Mostly Cloudy
72°FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

Odgen Avenue reopens after lightning strike downs live wire in Downers Grove

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 4:39 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 4:59 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – All lanes of Ogden Avenue at Venard Road reopened around 5 p.m. Wednesday after a lightning strike downed a live power line, according to the village of Downers Grove.

"The fire department is on the scene and ComEd, if not there yet, is in route," Village Spokesman Doug Kozlowski said at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday.

The lightning struck the power line around 4:15 p.m., he said.

There were no injuries reported, he said.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Suburban Life Media.

Reader Poll

How familiar are you with the positions of your local legislators?
I’ve got a pretty good idea of where they stand
I generally just go by party affiliation to get an idea
I probably should know more about their positions
I’m not sure who my local legislators are