As of 4:30 a.m., about 200 Chicago customers remained in the dark, according to ComEd spokeswoman Arlana Johnson. This is down from the 450 outages reported throughout the ComEd service area as of 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
At one point, there were as many as 15,000 customers who lost power at one time, Johnson said. Since the storm hit the Chicago area about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 39,200 customers that have had their power restored, she said.
Franklin Park was hit worst by the storms, which downed poles and wires. However, as of 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, only about 75 customers remained in the dark in the western suburb, Johnson said.
â€œThere is extensive damage to that area (Franklin Park) due to poles being cracked,â€ she said. â€œCrews are working to restore power and clean up broken poles.â€