Thousands of residents in northern Illinois remain without power as high winds continue to batter the state for a second day.
The gusts are nothing like yesterday's storm, which played host to multiple tornadoes, torrential rain and hurricane force winds.
ComEd spokeswoman Anne Pramaggiore in a statement that 3,500 customers in Illinois remained without electricity Wednesday morning. Fewer than 100 of those customers are in Chicago. About 1,300 are in ComEd's north region, 1,100 are south and 1,200 are west.
“Our crews are working around the clock to restore service to customers’ homes and businesses that have been affected,” said Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd President and COO. “We appreciate the patience of our customers as we work through these destructive storms.”
Pramaggiore says the utility has restored power to more than 200,000 customers since the storm started.
The electric company isn't the only organization engaging in clean up efforts after yesterday's violent storm.
As the clean up continues, Com Ed officials are warning residents to stay far away from downed power lines.