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Naperville Roads Re-Open Following Tuesday Night Flooding; Lightning Strikes 2 Homes

A storm Tuesday night whipped through Naperville, causing wind gusts up to 63 mph.

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A storm Tuesday night wreaked havoc on Naperville, leaving roads flooded, tree limbs downed and caused lightning that ended up striking two homes, according to city officials and media reports. 

The city of Naperville last night activated its Emergency Operations Center to respond to the powerful storm system. . 

City officials at 10 p.m. urged drivers to avoid areas affected by flooding, which included portions of Naper Boulevard, River Road, Main Street as well as North Aurora and Frontenac, Columbia Street at Porter, West Street and Emerald. 
As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, the water had receded and tree limbs had been removed from the roadways, according to the city's website. There are currently no vehicle or pedestrian detours in place. 

The storm brought one- to two-inch-sized hail to Naperville, according to the National Weather Service. And lightning struck two homes in Naperville: One on Willow Road, which received $50,000 in damages; and another on Elm Court that incurred $65,000 in damages, according to the Daily Herald. 

A trained spotter recorded a wind gust of up to 63 mph shortly after 8 p.m. in Naperville and the city saw 1.79 inches of rain during the course of the storm, according to the National Weather Service. 
Meanwhile, a flood warning remains in effect for the east branch of the DuPage River at Bolingbrook and flood advisory is in effect for the Fox River in Montgomery. 

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