UPDATE ON POWER LOSS AND DAMAGE FROM AUG. 10TH STORM:
August 12, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
The City of Elmhurst is working towards clean up and restoration of damage from the storm on August 10th. As of this morning, approximately 12% of Elmhurst residents are without power. ComEd is working around the clock to restore energy to affected customers.
Public Works and Forestry Crews are removing debris that may cause public safety hazards. The City has also hired additional contractors to assist with the clean-up. Crews are working with ComEd to remove trees that are tangled in power lines. Crews cannot remove these trees until ComEd has de-energized the power circuit. Any resident that sees trees tangled in power lines or exposed power lines should dial 9-11 and stay away from the area.
The City’s refuse contractor, Republic Services will begin a full city-wide clean up starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, August 15th. Residents are asked to place tree debris in the parkway by 7 a.m. that morning. Tree material does not have to be bundled; however, we are asking residents to cut them into manageable piles if possible. In the event that Republic Services does not finish clean up on Saturday, they will return next week. City crews will be doing an additional pickup next week to collect tree limbs that are larger than 8 feet long and over 3” in diameter.
This City is also asking residents to avoid parking on the street during the clean-up. Parked vehicles make it difficult for large trucks and equipment to move through and also hampers with the removal of debris as the equipment operators have to work around parked vehicles. If there are too many parked vehicles to work safely, clean-up on that street will not be completed and crews will return at a later date to remove.
ComEd continues to work towards restoring power to all of Elmhurst. As power is restored to the area, traffic signals are being reset to control traffic. ComEd has advised that this is a multi-day repair process.
The following information was posted on ComEd’s Facebook page: Crews are working diligently to restore power as quickly and safely as possible after severe thunderstorms and winds caused significant damage across our service area. Customers in the same neighborhood may be restored before some neighbors, due to different transformers providing power to different sections of the street or the power line directly feeding electricity to your property being damaged. As crews work to repair our equipment, restoration times will be updated to provide customers more accurate estimates on when their power will be back on. Please continue to monitor ComEd.com/Map to get the latest information about your outage.
The City is working closely with our ComEd representative to ensure that power is restored in our community as soon as possible. Residents should make accommodations to prepare for multiple days of loss of power. The City is monitoring this situation closely and will provide updates as they become available.
Please continue to track ComEd’s website for outages and updates: https://www.comed.com/
UPDATE ON POWER LOSS DUE TO AUG. 10TH STORM:
The City’s two main power feeds have been damaged, causing 7,817 of customers in Elmhurst to be without power. ComEd has advised that this is a multi-day repair process.
The following information was posted on ComEd’s Facebook page: Our current estimate is that all customers will be restored by 3PM on Saturday, August 15. We recommend customers take whatever steps they feel necessary to keep themselves and their families safe during this time. Our employees are working around the clock and mutual assistance crews are coming in from other states to help restore power. We will share information with our customers, such as outage causes and estimated times of restoration, as soon as they are available. Please continue to report your power outages at ComEd.com/Report or by calling 1800-334-7661 and dialing “1.”
The City is working closely with our ComEd representative to ensure that this is the worst case scenario and that power is restored in our community as soon as possible.
Residents should make accommodations to prepare for multiple days of loss of power. The City is monitoring this situation closely and will provide updates as they become available.
Please continue to track ComEd’s website for outages and updates: https://www.comed.com/…/CheckOutageSta…/Pages/OutageMap.aspx.
The City is currently cleaning up the damage from yesterday’s storm. We have all Public Works crews working on this and have brought in additional contractors to assist. The priority will be to clear debris and downed limbs from the roadways to allow for safe travel. There will be a special refuse collection for public and private tree debris. Residents are asked to place cut and bundled tree debris in the parkway for pickup. This collection does not include household items or trash, but is limited to tree limbs and branches. Due to the volume and extent of this damage, this clean up will take some time. We ask that residents remain patient as we work through this.
We understand that many residents are still without power. We are pressing ComEd to prioritize Elmhurst in restoring power in our community.
Residents should report power outages to ComEd at 1.800.edison1 or on their website:
ComEd’s power outage map is a helpful resource in tracking outages and updates: