Almost 70,000 Still Without Power After Friday Night Storm
About two-thirds of ComEd customers who lost power during Friday's evening's calamitous storms were still without it as of early Saturday morning. ComEd sent an update about the power outages, which numbered about 110,000 homes at the storm's start, through its Twitter account.
About 69k custs are w/out power. Avoid downed wires, assume they're live & immediately report it. Visit http://t.co/4nL3Si0Na3 for updates.— ComEd (@ComEd) September 6, 2014
"The vast majority of our customers will have service restored by Sunday night with a small number in the hardest hit areas restored early Monday," the ComEd site read, in an early Saturday morning update.
ComEd also shared some safety tips.
Safety is a priority during storms and outages. Stay away from downed power lines and never enter a flooded basement. http://t.co/GU9UCKGl5t— ComEd (@ComEd) September 6, 2014
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for multiple counties Friday evening. The Sun-Times has video of storm damage in Lincoln Park.