For Immediate Release
ComEd Media Relations
2,500 crew members continue work, focusing on hardest hit areas
CHICAGO – (August 12, 2021) – ComEd has restored power to more than 341,000 customers or more than 95 percent of the customers impacted by three severe thunderstorms that swept through northern Illinois on Tuesday night and on Wednesday morning and evening. The storms brought strong wind gusts of 35 to 60 miles per hour that downed trees, branches and powerlines throughout the region.
More than 2,500 ComEd workers and contractors continue to work around the clock to restore power to remaining 11,000 customers quickly and safely. Additionally, more than 607 mutual assistance workers have arrived from Alabama, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, New York, and Ohio to support the restoration effort. The hardest hit communities include Crystal Lake, Elgin, Libertyville, Mount Prospect and Skokie. ComEd expects all remaining outages to be restored by late afternoon on Friday, August 13. Additional storms are forecasted this evening and could impact restoration work.
"ComEd crews are focused on restoring power to every customer as quickly and safely as possible," said Terry Donnelly, president and COO of ComEd.
ComEd offers the following tips and information for customers to stay safe following severe weather:
Customers are encouraged to contact ComEd immediately if they are experiencing a poweroutage or have a safety concern. Customers can sign up for Outage Alerts at ComEd.com/Alerts or text OUT to 26633 to report their outage and receive restoration information about when their power may be restored.
ComEd has an interactive outage map on its website at ComEd.com/map, which allows customers to easily find information on the location and size of outages and get estimated power restoration times. ComEd also offers a mobile app for iPhone® and Android™® smart phones that gives customers the ability to report power outages and manage their accounts. In addition, customers can report outages through ComEd's Facebook and Twitter pages, or by calling 1-800 EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661). Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237).
ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), a Fortune 200 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit
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