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updated: 5/12/2014 11:38 AM

Illinois storms spawn hail, winds, flooding

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  • Cloud cover the sky at the west side of Chicago, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Thunderstorm warnings were declared for areas including Chicago, as well as Lake, McHenry, DuPage and Kane counties.

      Cloud cover the sky at the west side of Chicago, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Thunderstorm warnings were declared for areas including Chicago, as well as Lake, McHenry, DuPage and Kane counties.
    Associated Press

  • Storm clouds can be seen forming just south of McPherson, Kan., on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Storms could produce large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes, particularly across central Kansas.

      Storm clouds can be seen forming just south of McPherson, Kan., on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Storms could produce large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes, particularly across central Kansas.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Parts of Illinois are cleaning up after storms caused golf ball-sized hail and flash flooding in some communities.

The National Weather Service says hail was reported across northern, central and western Illinois on Sunday.

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In the McLean County community of Towanda, officials said baseball-sized hail fell briefly. And egg-sized hail was reported in Greenup in Cumberland County.

Kirk Huettl is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lincoln. He tells The (Bloomington) Pantagraph that the weekend storms were "a real taste of springtime severe weather."

Meanwhile, up to 18 inches of water covered some roads in Woodford, Ford and Kankakee counties.

Winds in some areas reached 60 mph, downing power lines. In Joliet, the wind tore off a motel roof.

No major injuries were reported.

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