More Than 160K Without Power After Severe Storms Pound Chicago Area, ComEd Says

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EDITORIAL NOTE: This page will not be updated after 11 p.m. If you visit after that time, ComEd's outage map website will have the most up-to-date information on outages.

More than 160,000 ComEd customers are still without power after bands of severe thunderstorms pounded northern Illinois with ferocious winds, with gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour in some locations.

According to the latest data from the utility, 161,781 customers are without power due to the fast-moving storms, which are speeding through the area Tuesday evening.

Here are the latest outage figures as of 11 p.m.:

Cook County: 65,000 customers

Lake County: 34,717 customers

McHenry County: 29,597 customers

Kane County: 17,521 customers

Winnebago County: 5,569 customers

DuPage County: 4,094 customers

DeKalb County: 1,234 customers

ComEd announced earlier Tuesday that it was opening its Emergency Operations Center, and was positioning equipment and additional crews to combat potential power interruptions as the storms approached the area.

Customers are urged to call 1-800-EDISON1 if they see a downed power line, and are urged to NEVER approach downed power lines.

Customers can also text the word OUT to 26633 to report outages and to receive updates on when power will potentially be restored. Customers can also follow the company on Twitter @ComEd, or on Facebook for more information.

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