Adverse weather hits the area causing delays for Metra, CTA

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Storms rolled through the Chicago area Monday evening, downing trees, knocking out power, and delaying rush hour travel.

Metra trains traveling between Aurora and Chicago were stopped due to adverse weather conditions, according to Metra officials.

CTA officials also reported significant delays on all “L” lines.

By 6 p.m. there were reports of felled tree branches in several communities, including Elgin and Bolingbrook.

ComEd spokeswoman Arlana Johnson said as of 7:15 p.m. there were about 87,000 customers in the Chicago area without power.

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A tree snapped in half along the 0 hundred block of North Liberty Street in Elgin following a fast-moving storm that swept across the area around 5:30 pm on Monday. (Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune)