Storms in Libertyville cause flooding

As a result of the flooding, many roads, such as Oak Spring Road, were closed for a majority of Wednesday, July 12. Flooding covered several streets, making it difficult and dangerous for cars to pass through.

Sam Nelson and Rachel Dudley

On the night of Tuesday, July 11, into the morning of Wednesday, July 12, much of Lake County received enough rain to be considered a flash flood. During this time, Libertyville received 6.77 inches of rain.  On Wednesday afternoon, Libertyville Mayor Terry Weppler announced that the village was in a state of emergency.