2,200 ComEd customers still without power
Updated: October 24, 2012 10:09PM
About 2,200 ComEd customers remain without power following Sunday’s powerful storms, the utility said Thursday morning, adding that it hopes to have power restored to everyone by the end of the day.
ComEd officials said power has been restored to about 99 percent of customers who were affected by Sunday’s storms, which created outages for about 300,000 customers.
ComEd spokeswoman Arlana Johnson previously said most customers were getting power back by Wednesday night, but said a few customers would not be back up until Thursday.
A spokesperson Wednesday night said the utility is still aiming to meet that deadline. Crews have restored power to all customers in the south and far west suburbs.
The areas still without power are the ones most severely affected by the storms, where crews would have to “essentially rebuild the systems,” installing new poles and other equipment, Johnson said.
Forecasters predict little relief for residents without air conditioning, as hot and humid conditions and highs in the 90s or higher will last through at least Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
ComEd urges customers to avoid and report any downed power lines, and report outages to (800) Edison1 or text outages to OUT26633. ComEd also has a mobile app, for both iPhone and Android devices, which customers can use to report outages.