At least 36,000 without power due to storms – NBC Chicago

More than 36,000 ComEd customers were left without power Friday night as a series of severe thunderstorms battered the area with wind gusts perhaps exceeding 75 miles per hour, downing power lines, toppling trees and causing damage to buildings.

As of 8:23 p.m., 36,879 ComEd customers were without power in northern Illinois, including more than 14,000 in the Rockford area. Additionally, more than 1,700 people were left in the dark in the western suburbs of Chicago.

ComEd urges anyone who has experienced an outage to contact the company immediately. Customers can text 26633 (COMED) to report an outage, also call 1-800 EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661) or report outages via the website at

Information on existing outages and restoration times is available online at

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