Multiple Power Outages in Northwest Cook County from Lightning Strikes and High Winds

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Today’s afternoon thunderstorm in the northwest suburbs in northwest Cook County didn’t rank severe enough to get a Severe Thunderstorm Warning from the National Weather Service, but they sure caused a lot problem with ComEd’s service. Several motorists were also stuck in flooded streets.

Arlington Heights firefighters responded to Sigwalt and Fernandez for a report of power lines, transformer or tree branches on fire at about 1:24 p.m.

Arlington Heights firefighters responded to a downed power line that was arcing near Rand Road and Stonebridge Apartments.

Palatine firefighters responded to a report that the first floor hallway at San Tropei Condominiums was flooded about 1:50 p.m.

Palatine firefighters responded about 1:46 p.m. to rescue a person where a car was stranded where a sewer was backing up at Smith and Colfax. Firefighters on arrival reported several cars stranded in the water.

Quint 83’s crew was on the scene for an arcing transformer at Rand Road and Williams Road at about 2:00 p.m. Witness told firefighters they saw lightning hit the power lines before the transformer started arcing.

A tree was also knocked down over on Rohlwing Road just south of Kenilworth in Palatine.

Power line fire was reported after a tree branch fell on the line at 561 East Baldwin.

Several other residents reported power lines with fires or arcing from fallen tree branches.

Schaumburg firefighters responded to National Parkway and Remington Road to a report of a BMW stuck in flooded streets with water coming up to the door about 1:24 p.m.

Elk Grove firefighters responded to a report of a lightning strike of a house at 60 Woodcrest Lane.

Elk Grove firefighters rescued a man at Grove 23 in Busse Woods after a man was fishing and was stranded on his electric scooter when the storm hit.

More Notable Power Troubles

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

Maude and Chestnut
Customers Affected: 18
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Damaged Power Line(s)
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 10:00 PM

Rand and Olive
Customers Affected: Less than 5
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 6:15 PM

Near Northwest Community Hospital
Customers Affected: Less than 5
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 29, 1:15 AM

Central and Walnut
Customers Affected: 15
Crew Status: Crew Working
Probable Cause: Severe Weather
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 7:00 PM

George and Ridge
Customers Affected: Less than 5
Crew Status: Additional Crews Required
Probable Cause: Severe Weather
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 5:30 PM

Salem and Campbell
Customers Affected: 22
Crew Status: Additional Crews Dispatched
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 7:00 PM

PALATINE

Denise Drive and Lynda Drive
Customers Affected: 52
Crew Status: Additional Crews Dispatched
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 7:00 PM

Rose Ave and Capri Drive
Customers Affected: Less than 5
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 6:15 PM

Bel Aire Terrace and Malibou Lane
Customers Affected: 114
Crew Status: Crews Working
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 7:00 PM

Ashland Ave and Colfax St
Customers Affected: 73
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 7:00 PM

Pleasant Hill Blvd and Rose St
Customers Affected: 64
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 5:17 PM

ROLLING MEADOWS

Wren and St James
Customers Affected: Less than 5
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 29, 1:00 AM

Jay Ln and St James St
Customers Affected: 47
Crew Status: Crews Working
Probable Cause: Down Tree(s)
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 6:30 PM

Heron Ct and St James St
Customers Affected: 29
Crew Status: Crews Working
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 6:00 PM

Campbell and School
Customers Affected: 45
Crew Status: Additional Crews Required
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 7:00 PM

Swallow Ln and Hawk Ln
Customers Affected: 40
Crew Status: Crews Working
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 7:00 PM

SCHAUMBURG

Case and Garden
Customers Affected: 50
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jul 28, 11:00 PM




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