WICKED WEATHER: 560,000+ residents without electricity Monday night

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KANKAKEE – Storm fronts moving through the area left their mark Monday, with more than 560,000 area residents remained without power late Monday night.

Over 800,000 area residents were affected with power outages Monday with power restored to over a quarter of a million as of late Monday night.

“ComEd expects that it will take multiple days to restore service to all customers affected by the storm.” The company said in a statement Monday.  The storm packed over 100 mph winds similar to an inland hurricane sweeping across Midwestern states Monday, causing downed poles, broken lines, and widespread property damage.

ComEd says nearly 2,000 workers are continuing to work to repair networks across the area.

The utility provider recommends customers take ‘whatever steps they feel necessary to keep themselves and their families safe.’

To report an outage, call 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661)

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