Nearly 17,000 Customers Without Power as Strong Winds Hammer Region

Wind gusts exceeding 60 mph were recorded in some locations

Nearly 17,000 ComEd customers are without power as high winds continue to pound northern Illinois.

According to the utility company, 7,300 of those customers are located in Cook County as wind gusts of over 60 mph have been reported across the area Wednesday.

Over 2,000 customers are without power in Will County as of 4 p.m., and nearly 2,000 more are without electricity in McHenry County.

Here are some of the outage totals provided by the utility company:

Cook County – 7,300

DeKalb County – 711

DuPage County – 1,071

Kane County – 339

Kendall County – 772

Lake – 831

McHenry – 1,810

Will – 2,169

Winnebago – 514

A high wind warning remains in effect for northern Illinois until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Until then, high-profile vehicles, including semi trucks and SUV’s, could be affected, and air travel could also be impacted at local airports.

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