ComEd restores power to 200,000 customers following thunderstorms

Following fast-moving storms that ripped through northern Illinois on November 17 and interrupted electrical service to more than 200,000 customers, ComEd has restored power to more than 90 percent of customers affected.

About 16,000 remain out of service with nearly 9,000 of these customers residing in ComEd’s south region. ComEd expects all but the harder-hit areas to be restored by midnight November 19. Restoration efforts in the worst-hit areas may extend into November 20.

More than 570 ComEd and contractor crews are working safely and diligently to restore service to customers, including crews from Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin.  Damage includes downed power lines, broken poles and toppled transmission towers. 

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