About 69,000 ComEd customers are without power Thursday morning after a heavy storm moved through the Chicago region. The storm also brought enough rain to set a new record. This month has been the wettest July in Chicago history.
Nearly 80,000 people were still in the dark Thursday afternoon following strong thunderstorms earlier this week, with the vast majority of outages in the northern suburbs.According to Commonwealth Edison, Waukegan, Gurnee and Crystal Lake are still experiencing substantial outages.
According to Commonwealth Edison, 60,000 Chicago-area customers will be without power until at least Friday evening.ComEd spokeswoman Tabrina Davis estimates 90 percent of residents affected by Tuesday's storm should have their power restored by midnight Thursday.
A tornado temporarily closed down the St. Louis airport on Saturday, and storms raged through Illinois earlier in the week. Spring may bring milder temperatures but it also kicks off the tornado and storm season.