Winds pack a wallop
Trees downed, semi-trailers toppled in Saturday storm
MORRIS — Winds strong enough to topple trees and turn semi-trailers over swept through Morris Saturday afternoon, keeping area first responders on their toes.
According to Morris Fire and Ambulance Protection District officials, just after about 3:10 p.m., the department responded to more than 50 calls for service after winds estimated to be well over 70 miles per hour blew through as part of a storm system that also affected other parts of the Chicagoland area.
Jim Keeney, weather program manager for the National Weather Service's Central Region, which is based in Kansas City, Mo., said the storm got its start out west.
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