COMED UPDATE 1,900 Glenview Residents Still in the Dark Friday Morning
You've already dumped all the contents of your fridge. Here’s the latest power update.
Updated at 11:15 a.m. June 24
Tuesday night’s storm wasn’t good to Glenview.
More than 6,800 residents lost power, and as of 10 a.m. this morning, around 1,900 are still in the dark. Service was restored to about 800 customers as of Wednesday, a total of 2200 by Thursday morning, and today, service has been restored to 4,922. Many of the remaining outages are residences and businesses in areas concentrated south of Lake Avenue and east of Waukegan Road, officials said.
ComEd reported more than 400,000 customers in its service area lost power during the severe storm. Of that, 187,000 were customers in ComEd’s northern region--the hardest hit region in the Chicago area--spokesperson Alicia Zatkowski told Patch Wednesday. Friday, 24,000 ComEd customers still remain without power. Of that, 20,000 are in the North region. As of 7 a.m. 800 crews were out working to get the last group of outages repaired, Zatkowski said.
According to Village officials, ComEd’s original goal was to have power restored to 90% of all Glenview residents by midnight Thursday, but the more “intensive repairs” have left quite a few households still without power. Zatkowski told Patch that ComEd now hopes to have 99 percent of repairs completed by day's end and mentioned Glenview among the area's hardest hit spots.
"Right now, ComEd is working on a lot of smaller power outages, which can be very labor intensive," she said. "We've already restored 90 percent and we are predicting almost everyone by midnight tonight."
A work in progress
Wednesday night, ComEd was able to repair two of the nine downed feeder lines, restoring power to about 2,200 customers.
“The majority of the Glenview customers without power are served by nine feeder lines – circuits that run from the generation plant for up to several miles – that were out of service,” Village Communications Director Lynne Stiefel explained.
Power to the downtown Glenview fire station was restored Wednesday and Village Hall was up and running as of 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning and is open for business, Stiefel said. Yesterday, the Village temporarily moved operations to the police department at 2500 East Lake St.
Only a few scattered intersections remain without traffic signals this morning, officials have reported.
Downed power lines, tree debris clean up still in progress
Glenview Public Works crews were hard at work through the night and will be continue collecting debris and branches along parkways around town through Friday. These will be taken back to the public works facility for chipping. Officials are asking residents to pull vehicles off streets to allow crews better access. The Village has also arranged for two special Saturday garbage picks ups on June 25 and July 2 for tree branches and debris from the storm. Pickup begins at 7 a.m.
Residents are encouraged to cut branches into pieces no larger than 6 inches in diameter and five feet in length and bring them to the curb. For branches too large to break down, public works crews will be making rounds as needed at a later date, officials said.
As late as Wednesday afternoon, the Glenview Fire Department was still receiving calls about downed, live power lines, officials said. Residents are encouraged to watch for live lines as they clear debris from the storm and to notify the fire department with any they may find.
For further information residents may contact:
Village of Glenview at 847.091.6128
ComEd at 1-800-EDISON-1 to report power outages
Stay tuned to Glenview Patch for more storm repair updates.