ROCKFORD (WREX) — ComEd is closely monitoring and preparing for yet another extreme weather event with dangerously high winds expected in northern Illinois.
With winds expected to reach 50 miles per hour Thursday evening, ComEd is opening its emergency operations center, increasing crew staffing and readying equipment to respond quickly if power outages occur.
ComEd urges customers to contact the company immediately if they experience a power outage. Customers can text OUT to 26633 (COMED) to report an outage and receive restoration information, and can follow the company on Twitteror on Facebook at .
Customers can also call 1-800 EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661), or report outages via the website at. Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237).
Customers should take the following precautions:
- If a downed power line is spotted, immediately call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661). Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237).
- Never approach a downed power line. Always assume a power line is energized and extremely dangerous.
- In the event of an outage, do not approach ComEd crews working to restore power to ask about restoration times. Crews may be working on live electrical equipment and the perimeter of the work zone may be hazardous.