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Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn experiences minimal damage due to storm

GLEN ELLYN – Compared to other towns in Illinois, Glen Ellyn did not experience much damage caused by Sunday's storm.

"We were very fortunate," Public Works Director Julius Hansen said.

Out of 14,000 trees in the village, two were knocked down in the public right-of-way, Hansen said.

One was a private tree along Abbotsford Court that fell onto a sidewalk and the second was a smaller village tree that fell onto the parkway at Hawthorne Boulevard and Euclid Avenue. Both trees were removed Monday morning by Public Works crews, Hansen said.

There were some incidents in town where leaves blocked stormwater drains, he said. Workers cleaned the areas and no flooding was caused.

An isolated power outage occurred northwest of Roosevelt Road and Main Street when a transformer blew up, said Hansen, who added he wasn't sure whether the outage was storm-related, since similar incidents also occur in good weather.

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