We experienced high winds in our service area today impacting the service of our customers. You can report an outage at ComEd.com/Report and check
outage status at ComEd.com/Map. For current storm information, visit our Storm page.
ComEd equipment maintenance or service can temporarily disrupt the delivery of electricity to our customers. Such work can involve excavation and other actions that require subsequent grounds repair. Below you’ll see examples of grounds disruption(pictured left) and follow-up ComEd grounds repair (pictured right).
1. The repair of underground electric power lines requires ComEd crews to excavate the ground in order to reach the lines. Once repairs are made, the disturbed ground is mixed with other soil, leveled, tamped down and seeded for grass.
2. A failure of underground cable feeding into a ComEd transformer requires ground excavation. Again, disturbed ground is leveled and soil is tamped down and seeded for grass.
3. Sometimes ComEd trucks and other equipment will leave tire ruts on especially soft ground. Landscape crews will return to refill the ruts with soil, smooth it out, and seed for grass.
4. When replacing or installing PVC pipe or direct-buried electric cable, trenching is used. Disturbed soil is smoothed with added top soil, and seeded for grass.
5. Excavation is required when installing overhead lighting or power poles. Disturbed soil is smoothed with added top soil, and seeded for grass.