ComEd Releases Latest Information on Power Outages
Estimated time for restoration for most customers is still Wednesday.
On Tuesday, July 3, ComEd announced it expects to have service restored to most of its customers Wednesday. In the hardest-hit areas, restoration is expected to take longer due to extensive damage from trees.
In addition to storm-related outages, ComEd said excessive heat has caused scattered outages, as well.
"In the western suburbs, the most devastated region, ComEd expects to have the vast majority of customers restored on July 4 with isolated, smaller outages extending into the evening of July 5," according to the statement. "This area’s boundaries are at approximately Route 43 (Harlem) to the east, the DuPage County Line to the west, Route 64 (North Avenue) to the north and Route 34 (Ogden) and I-88 to the south."
This area took the brunt of 90 mile per hour winds and intense lightning. Mature trees were uprooted, with some destroying power lines. ComEd is rebuilding much of its infrastructure in these communities, according to the statement.
"The outages are difficult and time-consuming to restore because crews will need to remove limbs and entire trees that snarled wires and snapped poles."
It is still important to report outages to ComEd.
"If customers are still without power, please contact ComEd to report it. With massive restoration efforts, there could be isolated (or “nested”) outages that the company may not be aware of."
ComEd expects to be able to provide more community-specific restoration information Tuesday, as it gets a better assessment of the damage in particular communities. More than 280,000 customers have been restored since Sunday; about 64,000 remain without service Tuesday.
To report an outage, call 1-800 EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661), or report it through www.ComEd.com.
Following is a list of power outages as of Tuesday morning, as reported by ProtectDuPage.com:
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