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Attached is the latest press release covering ComEd’s storm restoration efforts:
- ComEd crews have restored power to more than 260,000 customers throughout northern Illinois after a derecho with wind gusts in excess of 80 miles per hour, lightning and, in some cases, hail that moved across the region Monday afternoon. Approximately 560,000 customers remain without power.
- This storm caused significant damage across the service territory, including downed poles, broken lines and tree-related damage. ComEd expects that it will take multiple days to restore service to all of the customers affected by the storm. ComEd recommends that customers take whatever steps they feel necessary to keep themselves and their families safe.
- ComEd has more than 800 employees working around the clock to restore energy to affected customers as quickly and safely as possible. Additionally, more than 1,100 mutual assistance workers are coming in from out of state to assist in restoration efforts.
- At this time, ComEd reporting systems are experiencing technical difficulties, making it hard for some customers to report outages and get information.