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PHOTOS: Heavy rain brings flooding to Lake County

Division Street and Pershing Avenue in Mundelein (Captured News)

Thunderstorms brought flooding and road closures Tuesday afternoon to Lake County, especially in the Mundelein and Libertyville area.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Tuesday evening for McHenry County and Lake County after heavy rain fell across the Chicagoland.

Water floods the roadway on Route 60 near Target in Mundelein (Captured News)

The hardest hit areas were Mundelein, Libertyville, parts of Grayslake, parts of Gurnee, Fox River Grove, Lake Barrington and Cary, which all recorded two inches of rain or more.

“Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the National Weather Services said in a warning.

Emerald Avenue and Division Street in Mundelein was closed after water flooded the roadway (Captured News)

Thunderstorms are likely to continue until midnight for most parts of Lake County and McHenry County.

Sam Borcia

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
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