Thousands of Customers Without Power as Severe Weather Pounds Chicago Area

Thousands of customers throughout the Chicago area are without power on Tuesday as severe thunderstorms packing wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour roll through the region.

Here are the latest power outage numbers as of 9:30 p.m.:

Cook County: 3,235 customers

DeKalb County: 175 customers

DuPage County: 426 customers  

Kane County: 689 customers

Lake County: 835 customers

LaSalle County: 152 customers

McHenry County: 1,030 customers

Ogle: 11,956 customers

Will County: 378 customers

Winnebago County: 7,601 customers

Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for most of northeastern Illinois as a result of the storms, and a brief tornado warning was issued in LaSalle County. That warning has been allowed to expire, but a tornado watch remains in effect for most of the Chicago area until 8 p.m.

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