Thousands Without Power After Storms Pound Chicago Area, ComEd Officials Say


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Thousands of ComEd customers across northern Illinois were left without power Tuesday after a series of strong-to-severe thunderstorms rolled through the region.

According to the utility company, more than 20,000 of its customers are without power as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Of those, 6,858 are located in Cook County, with another 4,081 in Ogle County, according to the latest figures.

Here are the numbers reported by the utility:

Cook County – 7,525

Ogle County – 3,690

DeKalb County – 2,065

Will County – 1,408

Winnebago County – 1,378

DuPage County – 849

Kankakee County - 677

Kane County – 604

Kendall County – 503

Lines of severe thunderstorms moved through the area Tuesday, packing wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour and frequent lightning.

Some thunderstorms are still possible through the late evening hours, but a severe thunderstorm watch for the region has been canceled.

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