Thursday’s spring storm, which brought lightning strikes, high winds, heavy rain and flooding, knocked out power to thousands of ComEd customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
“We expect to have most customers restored by Friday night,” a ComEd spokeswoman said, adding that a few pockets will be restored Saturday.
South Side residents really do have more power outages than those on the North Side.
Since Saturday’s storms knocked out power to homes and businesses throughout the area more than 200,000 ComEd customers have had power restored, but those in areas hardest hit by the storm may have to wait until Tuesday before their lights come back on.
About 169,000 ComEd customers are without power Saturday after strong thunderstorms passed through the Chicago area.
Booming cracks of thunder awoke the Chicago area overnight, but many homeowners are finding more than just rain on the streets outside.
A Brush fire in Buffalo grove took out power to about 2,400 on Sunday, and police arrested and charged a 20-year-old man who allegedly was lighting off fireworks.
Though they were without power for days, neighbors in one hard-hit part of West Chicago have high praise for ComEd crews who’ve been working around the clock.
Thousands of homes and businesses across the Chicago area remained without power Tuesday, after a fast-moving round of storms on Sunday.
The storms on Sunday produced only dark skies and rumbles of thunder with no rain at all in some areas, but other areas were hit with powerful winds that have left a trail of extensive damage, and power outages that cold last for days.
One year after the high winds and snow from the blizzard of 2011 pummeled its service territory, Commonwealth Edison on Sunday announced a number of steps taken and investments made to enhance its storm response process.
A spike in copper thefts may lead to power outages in northern Indiana.
A traffic crash took down two power poles in Skokie early Tuesday, leaving more than 1,500 power customers without electricity.
ComEd said Wednesday that it should not be held liable for some damages that resulted from power outages in this summer’s storms. But some customers said that’s not fair and they should be compensated for all the damage and waste when the lights and power went out.
ComEd crews worked all night, after an equipment malfunction sent repugnant black smoke spewing into the downtown air, and knocked out power to several Loop buildings.
A standing-room-only crowd filled a Highland Park Country Club ballroom on Tuesday as ComEd officials tried to explain the response to this summer’s storms, and how the utility hopes to improve performance in the future.
Carol Stream Mayor Frank Savarino says he is looking for ways to assist homeowners whose aged or diseased trees on private property are contributing the town’s power problems.
Nearly 6,000 homes and businesses in the Chicago area were still without power Wednesday afternoon, after two powerful thunderstorms swept through the area overnight.
Yet another deluge swamped the Chicago area overnight, producing so much flooding that Lake Shore Drive had to be shut down.
The city of Chicago officially has set a new record for rainfall in the month of July, as a new round of storms brought lightning that set homes on fire, and a serious threat of flooding continues.
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