Thousands Without Power After Latest Round of Freezing Rain

Over 3,800 customers in Winnebago County have no electricity

What to Know

  • Nearly 7,000 customers are without power after another round of freezing rain, the second such blast in two days.
  • Over 100 flights have also been canceled at Chicago's airports.

Thousands of ComEd customers are without power after another round of freezing rain hit the area on Wednesday night.

According to the utility, nearly 6,900 people total are still without power after the storms, which prompted Winter Weather Advisories in numerous northern Illinois counties and snarled traffic around the area.

Approximately 3,840 customers in Winnebago County are still without power, and over 2,000 remain without electricity in McHenry County as crews work to restore power.

NBC Storm Team 5 meteorologist Andy Avalos has your latest forecast update.

Cook, DeKalb, and DuPage counties all have fewer than 100 people without electricity, the utility said.

The ice that fell Wednesday was the second straight day of freezing rain to hit the area, after a Freezing Rain Warning had been issued Tuesday for most of northern Illinois. Up to a quarter inch of ice fell in some locations.

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