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ComEd Readies for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois

Energy company encourages customers to be safe and report outages via text, mobile app or call

CHICAGO (Jan. 18, 2019) – ComEd is closely monitoring and preparing for severe weather entering northern Illinois late Friday. Current forecasts call for 3 to 8 inches of snow, with the possibility of another 3 to 5 inches of lake-effect snow along Lake Michigan. ComEd has proactively increased crew staffing and is readying equipment to respond quickly if power outages occur.

"ComEd has developed a plan and is prepared to have crews ready to respond in the event that there are weather-related issues," said Terence R. Donnelly, president and chief operating officer, ComEd. "Our team is committed to responding to inclement weather issues and restoring any power interruptions as quickly and safely as possible."

Public safety is paramount during storms, and ComEd encourages the public to take the following precautions:

  • If a downed power line is spotted, immediately call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661). Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237).
  • Never approach a downed power line. Always assume a power line is energized and extremely dangerous.
  • In the event of an outage, do not approach ComEd crews working to restore power to ask about restoration times. Crews may be working on live electrical equipment and the perimeter of the work zone may be hazardous.
  • Do not shovel snow onto ComEd equipment.

ComEd urges customers to contact the company immediately if they experience a power outage. Customers can text OUT to 26633 (COMED) to report an outage and receive restoration information, and can follow the company on Twitter @ComEd or on Facebook at Customers can also call 1-800 EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661), or report outages via the website at Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237). 

ComEd has an interactive outage map on its website at, which allows customers to easily find information on the location and size of outages and get estimated power restoration times. Additionally, ComEd has introduced a mobile app for iPhone and Android® smart phones that gives customers the ability to report power outages and manage their accounts; download the app at

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