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Roads closed, more than 1,200 without power in Highland Park due to flooding

A Mundelein sewer at Garfield and Division streets begins to drain following heavy rain July 12, 2017.

Multiple roads are closed and more than 1,000 residents are without power in Highland Park after a massive rainfall early Wednesday morning.

The city of Highland Park is reporting that multiple roads have been closed due to flooding issues. Those include:

  • The area near Danny Cunniff Park north of Half Day Road and just east of Route 4
  • For northbound traffic on Route 41, the eastbound ramp at Central Avenue
  • Central Avenue east of Fredrickson for eastbound traffic
  • Park Avenue east of 21 at the traffic signal for Tarfet
  • Trailway from Half Day Road to Parkside Avenue
  • The southern end of Summit Avenue
  • Tanglewood Court north of Lake Cook Road
  • York Lane neat Berkely
  • Ridge Road and Briargate Drive

Many of the flooded roads are near river creeks and tributaries.

Residents with flooded streets are asked to contact the city’s Public Works Department at 847-432-007.

Flooding issues also may be reported on the city’s website via the Non-emergency Request Tracker.

The website tracker will allow residents to see if their street has already been reported and to view the current status of the work.

Anyone with an emergency is asked to call 911.

According to ComEd, approximately 1,200 Highland Park customers are without electrical power in Highland Park. The affected area is around Ridgewood Drive, Sunnyside Avenue, and Linden Avenue.

Power outages should be reported to ComEd at 800-334-7661. Residents may check the state of their outage at https://outagemap.comed.com/.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) is continuing to operate regular trash and recycling collection for properties and roads which are accessible.

Anyone needing to schedule a special pick up is asked to contact Lakeshore Recycling at 773-685-8811. When you call, please indicate what type of materials need to be picked up. Materials need to be moved to the curb for collection.

Some towns in Lake County saw rainfall totals of more than six inches leading to massive flooding issues.

kberkowtiz@pioneerlocal.com