Storm knocks down power lines, trees

June 16, 2012 8:29:09 PM PDT
Parts of the Chicago area were hit by strong winds and heavy rain Saturday afternoon.

Downpours rolled through some of the northern suburbs between Palatine and Winnetka

Wind gusts knocked down power lines and numerous trees -- including a large pine tree in Northbrook that blew over onto a street.

"It was a nasty storm it only lasted five minutes or 10 minutes, and we came out here and this 43-year-old pine tree, 42 feet long was down," said homeowner Stacy Cavallari.

At least one of the downed power lines could be seen burning on the ground for a time. Nobody was injured.