Approximately 3,200 ComEd customers in Evanston remain without power as of 9 a.m. this morning after severe storms knocked down power lines, trees and branches at locations throughout the city last night.
ComEd estimates that 80 percent of impacted customers throughout its service territory will have service restored by 11 p.m. on Wednesday, but that it may take until Friday afternoon for service to be restored to all customers.
Report/Track Power Outages
Community members can report and track the status of power outages using ComEd’s Outage Map or by calling 1-800-EDISON-1.
If you see downed power lines, leave the area immediately and then call ComEd. Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Report Downed Trees, Branches and Non-Emergency Issues
The City has received reports of more than 200 locations with tree damage. Forestry crews have been working overnight to clear streets and sidewalks and address any hazards. Public Works staff, including Traffic and Streets Divisions, continue to respond to reports of malfunctioning traffic signals and other issues.
Downed trees and limbs, traffic signal issues, street flooding, and other non-emergency issues can be reported to Evanston 311 online at www.cityofevanston.org/311 or by calling/texting 847-448-4311. Evanston 311 opened late on Tuesday evening and early on Wednesday to handle the high volume of calls and requests; however, callers may still experience longer than normal wait times.
Always dial 911 to report an emergency.
Cooling Centers Open
Community members without electricity are encouraged to take advantage of the following public cooling centers:
Robert Crown Community Center and Library, 1801 Main St.
Open until 9 p.m.
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Open until 7 p.m.
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Noon to 6 p.m.
As a reminder, all visitors must wear a face covering while at these facilities.
The Chandler-Newberger Center is currently without power, and programs and activities at this facility have been canceled.