Thousands Still Without Power, Restoration Expected July 4

Thousands in Homewood-Flossmoor, Tinley Park and Orland Park are still without power, as crews work to repair toppled and downed lines from brutal storms Monday.

This trampoline was whipped off the ground, onto a power line in Orland Park.
This trampoline was whipped off the ground, onto a power line in Orland Park.
Thousands of ComEd customers in Homewood-Flossmoor, Orland Park, and Tinley Park remain without power Wednesday, according to a ComEd outage map. 

More than 2,000 customers in Homewood-Flossmoor, 1,000 in Tinley Park and hundreds in Orland Park are impacted. 

Restoration is estimated at noon, July 4. 

ComEd on Tuesday said it expects a "multi-day restoration effort" to bring power back to all customers. The company attributed damage to power lines and widespread outages to sustained winds with gusts in excess of 75 mph, as well as tree damage, toppled wires and downed power lines. 

According to ComEd, 758 crews were deployed Tuesday to handle restoration efforts.

"Our crews are working around the clock to restore power to our customers as quickly and safely as possible and will continue to do so until all our customers are restored," ComEd said in a press release.

READ: ComEd Offers Safety Tips During 'Multi-Day Restoration Effort'
clueless joe July 02, 2014 at 03:13 PM
Note to ComEd: If you would trim the trees and bushes around your above-ground power lines on a regular basis, then the wind would not cause so many of those lines to snap in a storm. Just sayin......
SHUSSBAR July 03, 2014 at 07:59 AM
2nd note to ComEd : even better : Invest the money we give you every month to burry the lines as it is done in lot of countries. The investment will pay off. Less crews working crazy overtime nights week ends and holidays to repair down lines.
Homewood Jim July 03, 2014 at 09:32 AM
3rd note to ComEd: we put a man on the moon 45 years ago this month, and we can't figure out how to keep the power on 24/7/365? Really???
Yoka Ward July 03, 2014 at 09:54 AM
When I moved to the US 37 years ago I was surprised to find out you can lose power.I came from a country where everything is underground and lived in a house that was built in the 1600s. My husband said it was too expensive to put the lines underground at that time. If we start now and do a little every year maybe we can avoid this 30 years from now? It seems that all the damage storms cause and the losses people experience(spoiled food, dangerous situations for people who depend on electricity for medical reasons, flooded basements etc) can eventually be prevented by burying the lines. Plus it looks a lot nicer and you can avoid those awkwardly pruned trees. It the meantime Thank you to the ComEd workers who restored power to our area yesterday.
Juvenal July 07, 2014 at 03:42 PM
Will the villages be picking up the limbs and branches piled up at all the curbs, or what?


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