CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Local

Many ComEd Customers Still Without Power

View Comments
Photo taken by Leo B. From Chicago - Send Us Your Photos At 780photos@gmail.com

Photo taken by Leo B. From Chicago – Send Us Your Photos At 780photos@gmail.com

Lastest News Headlines:

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

Updated 2/1/11 9:56 p.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) – As Chicago gets into the thick of the blizzard, 79,000 customers are left without power, Commonwealth Edison is reporting Tuesday evening.

As of 10:00 p.m., a total of 79,000 customers are in the dark, with 46,000 of those in Chicago, ComEd spokeswoman Alicia Zatkowski said.

In the north suburbs, 9,300 have no power, while in the south suburbs, 18,000 are affected, Zatkowski said. In the west suburbs, 4,600 customers are in the dark.

Zatkowski said ComEd saw a large drop in power between 6 and 6:40 p.m. with strong winds picking up. One hundred crews are working to fix the power and 135 will be out later Tuesday evening working to restore power.

© Sun-Times Media Wire Chicago Sun-Times 2011. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

View Comments