- Fairbury News staff
Rough night for Fairbury
The humming of generators and chainsaws could be heard throughout Fairbury Sunday morning after a severe thunderstorm with damaging winds hit the town late Saturday night.
Extreme winds were reported in the area along with plenty of rain and lightning. Some streets were barricaded to motorists after the storm with reports of trees and branches down throughout the city.
It appeared some of the worst damage may have occurred near the Fairbury Speedway on the south end of town as power lines were down and a tree fell on two pickup trucks along Second Street. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
The area saw a weaker storm system move through earlier in the day Saturday before the severe outbreak after sunset. The later weather event prompted numerous severe thunderstorm warnings and watches for the region well into the night as the system continued to push eastward.
Neighboring Chenoa also had visible storm damage with a number of trees down in that city.