Thousands Still Without Power, Restoration Expected July 4

Thousands in Homewood-Flossmoor, Tinley Park and Orland Park are still without power, as crews work to repair toppled and downed lines from brutal storms Monday.

This trampoline was whipped off the ground, onto a power line in Orland Park.
This trampoline was whipped off the ground, onto a power line in Orland Park.
Thousands of ComEd customers in Homewood-Flossmoor, Orland Park, and Tinley Park remain without power Wednesday, according to a ComEd outage map. 

More than 2,000 customers in Homewood-Flossmoor, 1,000 in Tinley Park and hundreds in Orland Park are impacted. Other customers in Oak Forest, Palos and surrounding towns are also reporting outages to Patch. 

Restoration is estimated at noon, July 4. 

ComEd on Tuesday said it expects a "multi-day restoration effort" to bring power back to all customers. The company attributed damage to power lines and widespread outages to sustained winds with gusts in excess of 75 mph, as well as tree damage, toppled wires and downed power lines. 

According to ComEd, 758 crews were deployed Tuesday to handle restoration efforts.

"Our crews are working around the clock to restore power to our customers as quickly and safely as possible and will continue to do so until all our customers are restored," ComEd said in a press release.

READ: ComEd Offers Safety Tips During 'Multi-Day Restoration Effort'
Mahkoo Coney July 04, 2014 at 04:11 PM
Com Ed sucks. Period.


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