Right near the north end of the Virginia Street TIF District (you know the place, just look for the two $16,000 stone monuments) in front of the Crystal Lake Motel, high winds have snapped an electric line maintained by Commonwealth Edison.
In this case, it was not any of those nasty trees within 20 feet of a power line that “Chainsaw Jack” Franks wants to have cut down.
In fact, there were no trees near the line break.
The following notice was sent out by the Crystal Lake Police at 4:43 PM:
Temp Road Closure, All lanes Route 14 from Northshore Dr to Dole Ave are closed and being re-routed, down power lines
Police and fire equipment were there when I arrived.
But there were no Com Ed repair trucks when I left to write this article at about 5.
No doubt traffic reports will tell of the big jam on Route 14 in Crystal Lake.