Power Outages Hit H-F

Severe storms have left portions of Homewood and Flossmoor without power, including the Homewood Library, throughout the afternoon.

Updated at 7 p.m.

currently has power which means tonight's board meeting will still be in session.

Updated at 6:30 p.m.

WLS is reporting 26,000 people in the south suburbs were affected by the power outages. 

Updated at 6:00 p.m.

As reports of power outages throughout Homewood and Flossmoor are beginning to appear on the H-F Patch Facebook page, the just issued a release in response to the issue:

A power outage in Flossmoor has left approximately 600 households and a critical Village facility without electricity after this morning's severe storm. The following areas affected are:  Old Flossmoor from Argyle north into Homewood west to Bruce, all of the Park neighborhood south to Golfview, Leavitt and Hawthorne area, a couple of commercial addresses down at Kedzie and Vollmer and about 5 residences on Braemar. 

We know that one of the causes for the outage is the failure of the transmission station affecting Homewood, Flossmoor and East Hazel Crest.  ComEd crews are currently working on the issue. Currently, ComEd is unable to give restore times for residential customers. ComEd has called crews from out of state to assist with restoration throughout Chicagoland area.  ComEd have restored about 200,000 customers today and have approximately 76,000 more to go.  Call ComEd at 1-800-334-7661 for outage status update.

Patch contacted ComEd earlier to inquire about the outages. The spokesperson did not have an immediate answer, but said he will look into it and report back.

Currently, we know the is closed.

Juvenal July 25, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Has anyone noticed the the most abundant foliage in this area always seems to be under power lines? They have done a terrible job of tree trimming for the last few years and there seems to be no plan to move the most vulnerable wires underground. I can only assume that ComEd's CEO, Flossmoor resident Frank Clark, can afford a nice big generator at his house....


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