Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:38 PM Thursday to a report of downed power lines and a tree down near Euclid Avenue and Waterman Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Residents also reported a sparking transformer. Firefighter/paramedics confirmed that a power line was down in the area of Euclid Avenue and Waterman, and called for police for a traffic detour. ComEd was also called to the scene.
Arlington Heights Fire Department Engine 2 crew stood by until Com Ed arrived about 10:40 p.m. Euclid Avenue is possibly blocked as ComEd works to repair the line. Police radio traffic is encrypted, so no traffic updates are available. Also the Village of Arlington Heights does not report traffic incidents on Twitter or other social media.
TRAFFIC SIGNALS OUT: Woodfield Rd. at Mall Dr. and Woodfield Rd. at Plaza Dr.
— Villageof Schaumburg (@SchaumburgIL) February 21, 2014
The Village of Schaumburg reported traffic signals out Woodfield Rd. at Mall Dr. and Woodfield Road at Plaza Drive — associated with a power outage from an equipment failure.
Com Ed reports there are about five small power outages in the area affecting the area of Euclid Avenue and Ironwood, Euclid Avenue and Waterman Avenue, Euclid Avenue and Scottsvale Avenue, Euclid Avenue and Rolling Lane, Euclid Avenue and Prindle, Euclid Avenue and Forrest Avenue, Euclid Avenue and Gibbons Avenue, and possibly Gibbons and Fremont Street.
Power restoration time for Forrest Ave and Euclid Avenue are listed at 11:15 p.m. Thursday,February 20, 2014.
All other locations show restoration times of 8:00 a.m. Friday February 21, 2014.
See also …
ComEd Power Outage Map …
Other areas affected include …
Rohlwing Road and Kirchoff in Rolling Meadows (5 customers affected).
Wilke Rd and Miner Street — also near Reuter Drive and St James Place (10 customers affected).
Patton Avenue, Dwyer Avenue between Grove Street and Fairview Street (5 custoemrs affected).
Near Crestwood Lane and hatlen Avenue near Busse Road and Lincolns Street (149 customers affected).
University Drive and Campus Drive (less than 5 customers affected).
Meadow Lane and Wedgewood Lane near Rand Road and Elmhurst Road (149 customers affected).
Rand Road and Wilke Road (arcing line reported).
Residents in several other suburbs and the City of Chicago are also reporting power outages — likely most or all because of high winds. Wind gusts over 40 mph have been reported at O’Hare since 7:51 p.m.
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