This is from the Village of Lake Bluff
July 14, 2011 – This afternoon ComEd announced it is ahead of its initial schedule and its goal is to restore power to 95% of customers who were affected by Monday morning’s severe storm by midnight tonight. ComEd has also advised that 99% of effected customers will have power restored by midnight on Friday. Locally, it is ComEd’s goal to restore power to 90% of customers in Lake Bluff affected by the power outage by midnight tonight.
If you see downed limbs on power lines or do not have power, please call ComEd immediately at 1-800-334-7661 for power outage informationÂ· For your safety, do not move or stand near down power lines as lines may still be live or become active at anytime. Residents should bring downed tree limbs and brush to the parkway for collection. The Village Hall is open and now operating under normal conditions (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Please know that if the service line from the house to the ComEd pole has been damaged or is disconnected it is the resident’s responsibility for that repair and should contact a licensed electrician to repair the service line.
ComEd has advised the Village that they are still in process of restoring critical circuits in the Chicago-land area (Hospitals, police and fire emergency operations centers, critical utilities), and that critical circuits will be restored before other areas. Per ComEd, their restoration process is as follows:
Step 1: Through switching and repair of high voltage transmission lines and substations, ComEd restores service to the largest number of customers.
Step 2: ComEd restores power to facilities critical to public health and safety — including hospitals, police and fire stations, water reclamation plants and communication systems.
Step 3: ComEd dispatches crews to make repairs to equipment that will return service to the largest number of customers in the least amount of time. These include major feeder trunk lines, high density housing projects and large neighborhoods.
Step 4: ComEd restores power to smaller neighborhoods and individual services.
The Village will provide updates on lakebluff.org as information becomes available from ComEd.