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Monday
Jul112011

7/11 Storm & Power Outages

There are 5,800 Des Plaines customers without power as of 2 pm this afternoon.  There are 4 downed power lines in the City and two intersections without power.  PW continues to work clearing trees/branches and will have all streets open by nightfall, with the exception of trees entangled in power lines.  ComEd will get to those situations on a priority basis.

Documented downed lines are at the following locations:

1.       Near Maple & Fargo

2.       1755 Ash

3.       Near Howard & Cedar

4.       649 Wolf

This morning’s storm produced documented wind speeds in the area of 80 mph.  A region-wide total of 750,000 were without power initially after the morning storm.    570,000 still remain without power in the region.  Only two storms have been worse (in terms of outages) in ComEd’s history.  This storm has produced the largest number of outages since 1998.  ComEd has 418 crews working and are seeking 200 additional crews from other states.

More updates will be available as they are available.

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