- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

RANTOUL, Ill. (AP) - Stormy weather and high winds have caused damage across central Illinois.

Rantoul Police Sgt. Justin Bouse says storms that moved through Monday night broke cable ties holding down an old C-130 transport plane at the former Chanute Air Force base. Bouse says the plane spun around and destroyed a fence. He says three trailer were flipped, billboards were flattened and trees were uprooted in the Rantoul area.

Champaign County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Coile tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette that power pole are leaning, branches are down and 5-foot-tall corn is on the ground.

Rantoul is about 15 miles north of Champaign on Interstate 57.


Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com

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