Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded to check on a report of a downed power line in the 1600 block of North Arlington Heights Road. Power was out about 12:30 p.m. Monday along Arlington Heights Road near Lillian Avenue and near Palatine Road. A power line fell after a witness heard a transformer explosion near Starbucks at Arlington Heights Road and Lillian Avenue. The Wheeling Township building was without power in the 1600 block of North Arlington Heights Road. A power line dropped in the backyards directly behind the Arlington Heights Road addresses — Evergreen Avenue. A line was draped across the roof of a storage shed.
The Citgo gas station pumps also stopped working while the power was out.
Com Ed responded priority for businesses affected and had power restored shortly.