ComEd Prepares for Potential Power Outages

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21 July 2017 | 10:15 pm

With severe weather threatening the Chicago-area, ComEd is preparing for potential outages throughout northern Illinois.

According to a press release issued by the utility company, ComEd has activated its emergency response center, increased staffing, and is readying trucks and equipment to deal with outages should they occur.

“This is the second round of storms to move through the area this week and more severe weather is predicted for Friday and into the evening,” Executive VP Terrence Donnelly said. “We implemented our storm preparedness actions with increased staffing to enable swift and safe response to impacted customers.”

Customers are encouraged to call 1-800-EDISON1 if they encounter downed power lines, or if they need the utility company to disconnect power in the event of a flooded basement.

For customers looking to report outages, they can text OUT to 26633, or via the company’s website. 

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