ComEd: Power Will Be Restored by Weekend
ComEd's northern boundary, which includes Algonquin, still has 161,000 homes without power.
Updated 9 p.m. ComEd continues to work feverishly to restore power to homes and business left in the dark after the July 11 storms.
As of 6:30 p.m. July 12, the company has restored power to 599,000 customers. 279,000 remain without electricity.
Most of those customers are in the north region, which includes Algonquin, where 161,000 are still without power.
ComEd estimates that 75 percent of customers will have power back by noon on Wednesday, July 13. 90 percent will be restored by noon on Thursday, and 99 percent will have electricity by midday Friday.
2 p.m. There are still 330,000 ComEd customers without power in Northern Illinois. The north boundary, which was hit the hardest, still has 190,000 homes that don't have power as of 1 p.m. Tuesday.
A ComEd spokesman said it "could take days" to restore power.
The western suburbs have 68,000 homes without power, the south with 25,000 homes and Chicago has 48,000 powerless homes.
Since the outage first began yesterday morning, ComEd has restored power to 517,000 customers.
As of 7 a.m. ComEd’s northern region, which includes Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Cary and Crystal Lake, still had 205,000 reported homes without power.
Patch was misinformed by a ComEd representative yesterday when we reported that the Crystal Lake region was considered in ComEd’s western region. Today, the company corrected that – it actually is in the northern boundary.
There are still 367,000 customers in Chicagoland left powerless.
While ComEd is unable to say when the power will be restored for the remaining homes, a spokesman for the power company said it has 900 crews working around the clock to restore power.
At this time, ComEd was unable to provide numbers for exact locations about where the power outages affected the area. It only has regional data available.
To report a power outage, call 1-800-Edison-1 or visit ComEd’s website.
Check back with Patch for more details as they become available.
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