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Video shows possible tornado touching down, causing damage in Waukegan

A video posted on social media Tuesday evening shows a ‘probable tornado’ touching down in Waukegan and photos show trees uprooted, a car rolled over and a Taco Bell window shattered.

The National Weather Service said that they are investigating reports of a possible tornado that began around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday on the north side of Waukegan near Yorkhouse Road and Lewis Avenue and traveled east along the border of Beach Park and Waukegan before going over Lake Michigan.

A possible tornado was spotted in Waukegan moving towards Lake Michigan Tuesday evening | Photo: Spencer Dant.

Commercial buildings suffered minor damage, including a Taco Bell that had debris break through a drive-thru window, and tree damage was reported in the area and in Lyons Woods Forest Preserve.

The tornado sirens were not activated and multiple witnesses in the area reported their cars shook as the possible tornado moved to the east.

The drive-thru window at Taco Bell, 3200 North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan, was shattered by debris | Photo by Barb Satinsky.

A car rolled over onto its roof near where the tornado is believed to have begun and one person suffered minor injuries.

Emergency crews also responded to numerous reports of wires down, trees down and other related calls.

The National Weather Service said that it was a ‘probable tornado’ based on visual evidence but an official determination will be made on Wednesday. The NWS said they are working with Waukegan and Lake County Emergency Management.


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