Many ComEd Customers Still Without Power

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.

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  • tom stutesman

    power is going on and off all the time, I think its already fried my tv I have no more sound.

  • LC Gilbert

    Power is out in plainfield. The winds gust are very strong. I hope my roof survive.

  • kels

    i think we’ll end of loosing it, it’s been flickering off and on all night…North Plainfield

  • LC Gilbert

    No power in south plainfield.My house is taking a beating.

  • scott

    cant see across the street winds are 45-50

  • Thomas

    I can’t see across the street either. Incredible. I’ve never seen nothing like it.
    1999 was kid stuff compared to this blizzard.

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  • John

    No Power, No furnace. It needs electric for the fan and ignition to work

  • Landolakes

    No power in pilsen

    • the TRUF

      Little village has power, pilsen sucks, thats why the power is out

  • PSP

    Fascia ripped off our house in Hoffman Estates.

  • john

    is power on in the englewood area

  • Concerned citizen

    Hey Kels in North Plainfield, really you might end up LOOSING it? Did you end up losing your third grade education, also? What is wrong with people, I read these comment sections and American adults dont know basic English grammar and spelling. Sad, sad, sad, Europeans write our own language better than we do.

    • joe

      WOW. “dont know” is that correct ? why would you call some one out like that? what if it is not an adult? what if it is some one who has a handicap? never thought of that did you? you just saw some one you can pick on! what is “sad,sad,sad” is that you felt the need to be ignorant and post the comment you did. and just sayn, for a man/woman that was born in 62 i would think you would have a littlle more class than that! maybe that person is not the best speller or might not know basic English grammar, but i am sure he/she is not acting like a 2 year old!

      • kels

        thank you…. :)

  • Just Sayin'

    To Concerned Citizen:
    I laughed when I read your comment!! You took the words right out of my mouth! Hilarious!
    (did you lose your 3rd grade educations, also? – Now THAT’S funny!!!)

    I live in Las Vegas, NV, but born and raised in Chicago. I was 5 years old when the Blizzard of ’67 pounded the city, and I can STILL remember the aftermath. My brother and I dug tunnels through the snow in our front yard. We were loving it. The adults, not so much. Stay safe and stay warm (it’s in the 60’s during the day here in LV!!).

  • jim

    What a jerk. Sad, sad, sad that the spelling error is so important to you. Some people have really important issues tonight. You, on the other hand, can read your dictionary while they shiver.

    • kels

      and thank you too! :)

  • mens

    wonder when the power will come back, its 62 in the house and my 91 year old mother is feeling it.

    • kels

      light candles if you have them, they can help more than you know. if you have a gas water heater, warm her feet up in nice tub of that and keep her head covered to hold the heat in. if you have a gas stove, bake something to warm up the house. good luck~

  • Eric

    i live in Orange County California and love it here just because of what is happening in Chicago right now. I experienced the blizzard of 67 and enjoyed it as I was a kid. Feel sorry for you people stay safe and stay inside – that the best way to beat it. Spring and the cubs games is just around the corner!

  • Victor

    What happened to basic human compasion, give people a break and overlook the things that just don’t matter. Apparently that clown ( concerned citizen ) feels that he is the spelling and grammer police.

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