Thunderstorms cause damage in Central Illinois

By WEEK Reporter

June 23, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 5:34 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A string of severe thunderstorms caused damage across much of Central Illinois.

A downed tree narrowly missed a home on Columbia Terrace. Heavy machinery was needed to move the debris and limbs from the yard, which crushed a fence.

Nearby on Glenwood, a 12-inch tree limb was uprooted, taking a power line with it as it fell. It blocked the roadway, forcing traffic to find another route. Trees tumbled at Bradley University as well, one falling on a car.

No injuries have been reported.

At one point, Ameren Illinois reported more than 2,600 customers without power in Peoria County.

That number is now less than 2,300.

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