Winds this afternoon and evening gusting as high as 50 miles per hour have caused nearly a dozen minor incidents of downed trees and similar issues across Evanston.

Here’s a list of incidents as reported by city officials.

  • 10:35 a.m. at 1430 South Blvd. — Branch hit a car, blocking street.
  • 2:25 p.m., 1701 Main St. — Tree down blocking road.
  • 4:01 p.m., 1949 Campus Drive — Line down blocking rear garage, no sparks.
  • 4:40 p.m., 1212 Greenleaf St. — Large tree branch blocking street.
  • 4:45 p.m., 607 Lake St. — A large tree branch on top of a CTA bus, no injuries reported. Paint damage on bus. Street secured, trees trimmed.
  • 6:26 p.m., 2657 Ashland Ave. — Large branch in street.  Area secured. Forestry notified.
  • 7:15 p.m., 1630 Chicago Ave. — Large construction sign blown down in street. Sign removed.
  • 7:24 p.m., 2400 Hartrey Ave. — Tree down. Forestry notified.
  • 7:31 p.m., Stewart at Livingston — Tree down.
  • 7:39 p.m., 321 Davis St. — Downed tree blocking street.

The National Weather Service says the wind advisory now in effect for Evanston is scheduled to end at 10 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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