ComEd: 10,000 Chicagoans without power after thunderstorms

June 9, 2011

AP Staff

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Heavy storms rolled through Illinois late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, knocking out power to thousands of residents. The outages included more than 10,000 customers in Chicago.

ComEd spokesman Bennie Currie reports that more than 59,000 Illinois customers reported outages early Thursday after the storms. The hardest hit area was near Crestwood, IL, where more than 29,000 customers were without power.

Currie says crews are out working to repair downed power lines.