Updated 05/29/13 – 11:04 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area were left in the dark overnight, and many local streets were flooded, after heavy thunderstorms soaked the region late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
The storms brought large amounts of lightning and wind gusts of up to 60 mph in some areas, bringing down trees and power lines.
Approximately 21,000 ComEd customers were left without power at the height of the storms, with about half of those outages in the southern suburbs. However, by 10 a.m., fewer than 2,800 customers were without power; 1,200 of them in the city, 1,400 in the south suburbs, 90 in the northern suburbs, and 80 in the western suburbs.