ComEd restores 99 percent of customers affected by winter storm

Following Saturday’s winter storm that produced more than a foot of heavy wet snow in many areas, ComEd has restored power to 99 percent of the 61,000 customers affected by the storm. Storm conditions, including heavy snow and gusty winds, produced downed power lines and broken utility poles in affected areas.

More than 295 ComEd and contractor crews worked around the clock in challenging working conditions to restore power to the majority of impacted customers within a 24-hour period. The remaining outages are those where the power infrastructure sustained damage.

ComEd crews continue to work on restoring power to the remaining pockets of customers, and expect nearly all remaining customers to be restored by tonight.

“ComEd understands the impact a loss of electrical service can have on customers, especially during these winter conditions,” said Terence R. Donnelly, executive vice president and chief operating officer for ComEd. “Our emergency operation centers remain open and our restoration crews are focused on safely restoring power to every single impacted customer. We appreciate our customers’ patience and thank our employees as we complete the repairs to our system following this damaging storm.”

ComEd urges customers to contact the utility immediately if they are experiencing a power outage.

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