Village officials say multiple trees came down in Antioch during thunderstorms overnight and the fire department responded to a lightning strike that left two homes uninhabitable.
Antioch Village Communication Specialist Jim Moran said it was a busy night for the village’s police, fire and public works departments.
“First of all, we’re happy to report that no one was injured during last night’s storms,” Moran said.
A tree came down on Tiffany Road near Highview Drive.
The Antioch Public Works Department responded with a front loader and pushed it off the roadway.
Crews will clean up the debris Thursday and reopen the roadway.
Another downed tree occurred on Route 59 south of Route 173.
Police officers were able to pull it off the roadway and public works crews will clean up the debris Thursday, Moran said.
The fire department responded around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday to the 1100 block of Victoria Street after lightning struck an electric pole that ran into two houses.
The strike destroyed both electrical boxes. There was a small electric fire, however, there was no major damage to either house, Moran said.
ComEd responded and removed the electrical boxes. One of the houses suffered a water main break in the basement.
Antioch Public Works crews came out to cut and cap the water line. Public works crews will respond Thursday for water main repairs.
Moran said the residents of both houses were displaced due to a lack of electricity and water in one of the homes.
Another downed tree on Harden between Main Street and Victoria Street caused the roadway to have to be shut down with barricades.
Public works crews were working to remove the tree Thursday morning.
“There were countless other smaller branches down, several garbage cans blowing around, and other minor issues,” Moran said.