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Evanston Storm Cleanup Update

Post Date:06/15/2017 8:57 AM

UPDATE - June 15, 1 p.m. - The City has received over 180 reports of tree damage citywide. With some locations reported twice, the total is likely closer to 150. The area hardest hit appears to be Central Street to Colfax Street, between Prairie and Ewing Avenues. However, damage has been reported throughout the city.

Public Works will have crews out until 7 p.m. on Thursday night, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. All streets are expected to be cleared by the end of the day on Thursday. Crews will begin clearing alleys on Friday. Additional staff are helping to clear and haul away smaller debris from parkways to help expedite the overall cleanup effort. Storm cleanup is expected to continue into the middle of next week.

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Original Post - June 15, 9 a.m. - City of Evanston Public Works crews are working to clear trees this morning following yesterday evening’s storm. Most of the tree damage in the City was concentrated in north Evanston, in Wards 6 and 7. The City received more than 80 reports of trees or limbs down throughout Evanston.

Forestry crews have been supplemented with employees from Streets, Water and Greenways to help with cleanup. Crews will work into this evening to clear streets and alleys first, and will then begin to address hanging and downed limbs. Cleanup efforts will continue into tomorrow and possibly Saturday as well.

Residents are encouraged to call or text 847-448-4311 for more information.

ComEd is reporting several locations with outages in north Evanston, with power out to small groups of homes. Visit outagemap.comed.com for updates.

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