Power Restored to Nearly 80,000 ComEd Customers Following Severe Storms
ComEd urges customers to continue reporting
ComEd crews have restored power to nearly 80,000 customers
throughout its service area after storms with heavy rain and
powerful winds with gusts up to 80 MPH moved through northern
Illinois on Monday night. The storm disrupted service to more than
125,000 customers. As of 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, approximately
47,000 customers remain without service, including customers across
Chicago, Glenbard, Mt. Prospect, Elgin and the Maywood area.
Over 500 ComEd and contractor crews are working around the clock
to get all remaining customers restored; 80 percent of customers
will be restored by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Customers are
encouraged to contact ComEd immediately if they are experiencing a
power outage or have a safety concern.
ComEd prioritizes attention on repairs that will bring back the
greatest number of customers, and focuses on critical services,
such as law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals and senior
centers. Crews then move to restoration of individual outages. The
following tips and information encourage customers to stay safe
following severe weather:
- If you encounter a power line, immediately call ComEd at
- Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES
- Never approach a downed power line. Always assume a power line
is energized and extremely dangerous.
- Check on elderly and other family members and neighbors to
ensure their safety and make alternate arrangements in the event of
Customers can sign up for Outage Alerts at ComEd.com/Alerts or
text OUT to 26633 to report their outage and receive restoration
information about when their power may be restored.
ComEd also offers a mobile app for iPhone® and Android™® smart
phones that gives customers the ability to report power outages and
manage their accounts. In addition, customers can report outages
through ComEd’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ:
EXC), a Fortune 200 energy company with approximately 10 million
electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of
customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million
customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s
population. For more information visit ComEd.com and connect with
the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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