La Grange street blockades

Storm damage in La Grange. (Wesley Venteicher, Chicago Tribune)

Police and public works crews were busy late Monday night and early Tuesday morning in La Grange as severe storms brought high winds and heavy rain to the area.

"Based on a preliminary assessment, all areas of the village had some impact (from the storm)," Assistant Village Manager Andrianna Peterson said in an email.

Public works crews were called to work late Monday night to clear catch basins, remove fallen tree branches and respond to resident services requests, Peterson said. Crews continued to respond to calls Tuesday, she said.

At least two drivers on La Grange Road stalled in standing water in the south part of the village after 11 p.m., according to La Grange Police Department reports.

Cars stalled near the thoroughfare's intersections with Elm and Maple avenues, according to police reports. One car was reported stalled at the intersection of Sunset and Elm avenues and another South Brainard Avenue. A car was reported abandoned on the 800 block of South Ashland Avenue about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A manhole cover was reported missing at about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of 51st Street and Stone Avenue.

The storm caused the second flooding event in a week after a June 24 storm "exceeded the capacity of the Village's sewer system," village officials wrote in a recent news release.

Monday's storm brought wind gusts of more than 70 mph to parts of the greater Chicago area, downing trees, snarling traffic, knocking out power for thousands of homes and canceling flights at O'Hare International Airport.

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