More Than 2,000 Still in Dark After Storms

Storms knocked out power to 60,000 Friday night

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More than 2,000 ComEd customers remain without power Sunday morning after Friday’s storms brought heavy wind gusts that toppled over trees and left behind downed power lines.

As of 9 a.m., 2,300 customers remain in the dark, mostly in the southern portions of the Chicago metropolitan area, according to ComEd. This is down from the 2,920 customers that were without power at 3 a.m. Sunday.

At its peak, the power outages affected nearly 60,000 customers at midnight on Saturday, ComEd spokeswoman Arlana Johnson Said.

Customers began reporting outages after 9 p.m. when heavy wind gusts from storms moving through the area brought down power lines and damaged poles, she said. Earlier on Saturday, the utility company had 224 crews out working on resolving the outages.

Johnson reminded customers to stay away from and report any downed power lines, and report outages to (800) Edison1 or text outages to OUT26633. ComEd also has a mobile app, for both iPhone and Android devices, which customers can use to report outages.

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