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Torrential rains slam Chicago area, but no significant issues reported in Bolingbrook

BOLINGBROOK – Strong storms with torrential rains hit overnight, causing floods after as much as 4 inches of rain fell in the Chicago area overnight.

The hardest hit areas have been reported on the south side of Chicago – Midway Airport reported 4.22 inches of rainfall.

There was not an observed rainfall amount in Bolingbrook, but weather observers reported .94 inches of rain fell in Romeoville. In Westmont, 3.63 inches of rain was reported, while 4.1 inches of rain reportedly fell in Elmhurst, according to observers reporting to the National Weather Service.

Bolingbrook Police Lt. Mike Rompa said no significant issues were reported to the police department in relation to the storms and flooding, and that all roads are open in the village.

Water levels on the east branch of the DuPage River in Bolingbrook were reported at 20.4 feet as of 8 a.m. Friday, within the minor stage of flooding, according to a hydrograph from the NWS.

The area surrounding the east branch of the DuPage River is under a Flood Warning until 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

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