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Storm Damage Photos, Road Closure Updates & Open Businesses

Traveling by car through Glen Ellyn is difficult today because of the many downed trees and power lines after Sunday's storm. Here's a list of road closures.

Crews are working throughout Glen Ellyn to restore power to thousands of residents who are still without electricity after Sunday's storms.

A severe thunderstorm pummeled through Glen Ellyn at noon Sunday, July 1, originally leaving approximately 16,400 customers without power. As of this morning, about 7,362 customers were still without power. 

  • Here's some information you might want to know during power outages. First, last summer, Patch wrote a story about "." This article provides great information and FAQs about generators.
  • If you need to cool off, Benedictine University and have opened cooling centers.
  • ComEd provides text information about the latest information concerning outages. Here's more information on how to sign up, and ComEd's outage map shows which areas are still without power.   

Below is a growing list that shows which businesses are currently open and what roads are closed.

Open Businesses:

  • Ellyn's Tap & Grill
  • Northside Sports Bar & Grill
  • Anastazia of Glen Ellyn
  • Run Today
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library
  • Alikat Boutique
  • Maryknoll Park
  • Sunset Pool
  • Spring Avenue Recreation Center
  • Trader Joe's
  • Village Links of Glen Ellyn
  • Glen Oak Restaurant
  • 2 Toots

Road Closures:

  • Western Avenue near Geneva Road
  • Prairie near Geneva
  • Highland near Geneva
  • Forest near Maple
  • Forest near Linden
  • Park Near Duane 
  • Hickory near Crescent
  • Linden near Euclid
  • Plesant near Linden
  • Prairie near Linden
  • Cottage near Western
  • Lorraine near Duane
  • Melrose near Duane

Know of more open businesses or road closures? Tell us in the comment section below!

Carol Peterson Fontana July 03, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Samantha thanks for all of your updates!!
Samantha Liss July 03, 2012 at 03:11 PM
No problem! I'm just lucky I have a place to crash with air conditioning while I'm out of power. I hope other residents are doing OK.
Bill July 04, 2012 at 03:10 PM
He can run a government and take pictures! Multitalented!

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