Large Power Outage and Many Smaller Outages in Arlington Heights and Northwest Suburbs

Storm Damage to Power Line on Kensington Road and Forrest Avenue, Park and Arlington Heights Road.

Arlington Heights and the northwest suburbs were hit by a narrow but powerful line of thunderstorms about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

High winds brought down a tree on a utility pole at Kensington Road and Forrest Avenue and on Park Street east of Arlington Heights Road.

At least 1500 ComEd customers are without power in the area of Euclid and Dryden to Waterman and Kensington and nearby.

One-half inch of rain fell in less than 20 minutes. The total accumulation was one-half inch, and no more rain or storms are expected overnight.

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