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Flooding, Power Outages Reported After Storm Sweeps Through Oak Lawn

Flooding is reported on 52nd Avenue between 99th Street and 103rd Street after A storm swept through early Sunday evening. That portion of 52nd has been closed temporarily to prevent car waking.

Excessive water appears to draining according to village officials.

2200 were without power. Power has been restored to all but 167.

Patch is on the road but we'll post here if there is anything new to report.
Sharon R. May 11, 2014 at 09:35 PM
I live on 101st and 52nd and just got home about ten minutes ago. No water on 52nd Avenue
lisa donnelly May 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM
We live behind OLHS and lost power hours ago. We have a downed wire in our yard and our neighbors tree lost a huge branch that is hanging on the wires . We reported it immediately and still no one has been here and I believe it's almost 4 hours now . Downed wire in yard, no hawks game, and they are getting a 38% rate hike ?
STM May 12, 2014 at 07:50 AM
Lisa, thank the ComEd (Commonwealth Edison) company for that. They don't care about your safety or your well being. All they worry about is getting more money from you.Your life could depend on that broken wire but that does not matter to them. Our infrastructure in the USA is 50 years behind the whole world. Most of the wires, transformers, main gas lines that are exploding are from the 1940's , some are even older than that. Last time I was in Europe, I questioned the citizens there about power outages, how often do they occur, and to my surprise most people responded that their power goes out on the average once in......8-12 YEARS. Wow that is amazing. Their infrastructure is a lot better than ours, no hanging wires, all wires underground, hardly any pot holes in the streets etc, etc. What is wrong here in the USA? why can't we be #1 in the world like we used to be? I think the answer is the crooked people that run our government and the banksters.
OakLawnGuy May 12, 2014 at 08:25 AM
But you can bet they'll be johnny on the spot to bury (no pun intended) those power lines at 111th/Cicero for a million bucks.

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