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home : news : north central illinois   January 25, 2015

1/27/2014 1:05:00 AM
Wind topples sign near Route 178-I-80 interchange


Newstribune photo/ScottAndersonHigh winds over the weekend toppled over the Shell gas station sign off south of Interstate 80 at Route 178 inUtica. The sign fell Saturday evening and no one was injured during the fall.
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High winds over the weekend toppled over the Shell gas station sign off south of Interstate 80 at Route 178 inUtica. The sign fell Saturday evening and no one was injured during the fall.

Scott Anderson
NewsTribune Photographer



Strong winds over the weekend didn’t just cause roads to close in rural areas.

They also toppled a tall sign for the Shell gas station south of Interstate 80 at Route 178 on Saturday.

Wind gusts of 46 and 47 mph were recorded atIllinois Valley Regional Airport,Peruaround 10 p.m. Sunday, about an hour after steady 20-30 mph winds were causing state police to close two-lane highways and La Salle County Sheriff’s Office was telling people to stay off the rural roads.












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