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Archive for July 6th, 2016

Wednesday morning storms causing power outages

Posted by wlpo on July 6, 2016

Overnight storms have knocked power out to some in the Illinois Valley.

According to Ameren, they have over 6,000 outages statewide as of 9 o’clock.  In the Illinois Valley, nearly 200 Ameren customers are without power in Ottawa.  A few dozen outages are also reported in Magnolia.

While Corn Belt Energy has outages outside of the Illinois Valley, ComEd is dealing with power outages in Streator, Mendota and Seneca.

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Crashes abound on Illinois Valley roads

Posted by wlpo on July 6, 2016

What kind of day will it be on Illinois Valley interstates today? Tuesday was a mess.

The action started after 6 in the morning when a tanker rolled into the median on Interstate 39 north of Lostant. The driver was taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital and then flown to Peoria.

Then at around 11 Tuesday morning, police and paramedics were out on Interstate 80 for a two-vehicle crash just east of La Salle. At least one person was taken to IVCH.

Shortly after 4 Tuesday afternoon, a military Humvee flipped near the Oglesby exit on Interstate 39. Three people from that accident were taken to IVCH.

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