Eisenhower closed near 25th Avenue because of flooding; flights delayed
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE June 24, 2014 10:11PM
Updated: June 25, 2014 2:36AM
The Eisenhower Expressway is closed in both directions near west suburban Broadview because of flooding, police said Tuesday night.
Lanes in both directions were closed from 17th Avenue to 25th Avenue about 7:15 p.m., according to Illinois State Police. At least one car was stranded in water.
Police could not say when the expressway would be reopened.
As of 9 p.m., more than 85 flights had been canceled at O’Hare because of weather conditions, and other flights were seeing delays averaging 60 minutes, according to the city’s Department of Aviation. Flights at Midway were seeing delays of up to 90 minutes.
Between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., 1 to 2 1/2 inches of rain fell in the Chicago area as the storm produced 50 mph winds, flooding and lightning, according to the National Weather Service.
Fast-moving storms — producing 50 mph winds, torrential rain, flooding and lightning — passed through the area Tuesday evening, according to the weather service.
Several rotating funnel clouds were seen in eastern DuPage and parts of Cook County, according to the weather service. The clouds lasted only a few minutes before dissipating.