Following the severe thunderstorm warning this afternoon, the Village sustained high winds causing multiple trees to experience broken limbs or uproot in the southern portion of the Village.
The area of impact was focused south of 47th Street, with particularly heavy damage near Plainfield Road along the border with Countryside.
It is estimated that approximately 200 trees were damaged in some way, with 10-12 trees severely damaged. Public Works crews worked following the storm to remove downed trees to clear streets and sidewalks, and removed partially severed overhead limbs.
Brush will be piled in the parkway until it can be removed by Public Works personnel. Due to the magnitude of the debris, cleanup efforts will extend into next week. Residents that reside south of 47th Street do not need to call in or submit a brush pick up request as Public Works is actively policing and picking up brush in this area. The Village thanks residents for their patience.
Residents with damage to privately owned trees are asked to contact a licensed tree service company in order to assess and address any possible damage to privately owned trees.
The next Village wide brush pick up will occur as normally scheduled the week of September 6th. For more information regarding the Village's brush pick-up program, please visit the Village website.