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Storm Nabs Glenview, 4600 Lose Power

More than 600,000 ComEd customers lost power, with 200,000 outages in Illinois' northern region.

Update July 12, 10:25 a.m. -

At the height of the storm, around 4,600 Glenview customers lost power. As of late yesterday afternoon, just under 3,900 residents were still in the dark, according to village officials. 

ComEd is reporting 65 'open tickets' in the area and these individual work orders could impact a range of one customer to hundreds of customers. 

"ComEd would give no estimates for restoration, except to repeat it would be a 'multi-day restoration effort,' Village Communications Director Lynne Stiefel said in an e-mail.

Four intersections we're affected by the storm: Glenview and Harms; Glenview and Wagner; Central and Washington; and Central and Harlem. Because they are not major intersections, Glenview Police have not been out directing traffic, according to Stiefel. 

Public works crews will be picking up storm debris through Friday. Residents are asked to collect tree limbs and place them at the curb for easy access. 

Stay tuned to Glenview Patch for updates. 

Update July 11, 1:25 p.m. -

According to ComEd officials, around 4,600 Glenview customers have experienced power outages because of the storm. Around town, Glenview has soaked up quite a bit of water—.38 inches in less than an hour, ComEd is reporting. 

Village officials are asking that residents put any broken tree limbs out at the curb so public works crews can remove them throughout the day. 

Winds reached in excess of 50 mph, ComEd reported. The fire department responded to 32 storm-related calls, Village Communications Director Lynne Stiefel said this morning in an e-mail. Most of these were reports of downed electrical lines and tree limbs, she said. 

"In total, the storm brought down about 20 trees and small limbs around town," Stiefel wrote.

In total, Glenview dispatchers fielded nearly 300 calls--50 of which were 911 calls--between 7:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. this morning, according to officials. 

More severe incidents included one-known lightning strike on the 700 block of Echo lane which caused damage to the roof and soffit and also an electrical line that came down on the Metra tracks near Willow, Stiefel added. The line was removed without causing train delays. 

A ComEd official said there are more than 450 crew members repairing storm outages. A timetable was not given as to when electricity would be up and running.

To view a detailed map from ComEd or for more information, click here. If you are without power call 1800-Edison1 or report the incident here.

Update July 11, 10:30 a.m. -

ComEd has indicated that more than 615,000 Chicago-area customers are still without electricity. Approximately 45 percent of these outages (280,000) are localized across the northern suburbs.

Earlier -

ComEd is reporting that more than 80,000 customers in Illinois' northern region are without power due to the .

At least 2,500 are without power in northern Cook County and up to the Wisconsin border. An additional 78,000 residents in Illinois' western territory are also without electricity.

In Chicago, 500 people are said to be without electricity.

A ComEd official said there are more than 450 crew members repairing storm outages. A timetable was not given as to when electricity would be up and running.

To view a detailed map from ComEd or for more information, click here. If you are without power call 1800-Edison1 or report the incident here.

Stay tuned to Glenview Patch for updates. 

Tim Tishler July 12, 2011 at 12:51 PM
Once again in less than 3 weeks we are without power for multiple days. Thank you ComEd for having such an antiquated system that is doomed to fail.

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