Strong winds and heavy rain have passed through the ComEd service territory. If you see a downed wire, please report it as soon as possible at 1-800-Edison-1. Do not touch or try to move downed lines and consider all downed lines as energized and extremely dangerous. You can report an outage at
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For Immediate Release
ComEd Media Relations
CHICAGO (June 5, 2018) – As part of National Safety Month in June, ComEd is reminding local contractors and customers to exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings when planning or completing projects near electric equipment.
Contacting an overhead or underground electric line can cause serious injury, damage, or power outages. It is essential for anyone who is working near electrical equipment to take the necessary preparations before beginning their work.
Follow these tips:
ComEd crews work year-round to ensure safe and reliable service for customers. Much of this work is completed in area roadways, where lane restrictions provide a temporary work zone for employees. To ensure the safety of motorists and ComEd employees and contractors, it's important to reduce speeds and keep safety top-of-mind when driving through active work zones.
To learn more, visit ComEd.com/safety.
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