Multiple Power Line Problems Associated with High Winds Begin about 3:15 PM Thursday; Tornado Watch Expires Early

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Damage consistent with a tornado downed several trees where a Tornado Warning was activated Thursday afternoon in northwest Indiana. One of the trees fell on a home in Lowell, Indiana, which is just southeast of Crown Point, Indiana.

Power line problems are just starting to occur associated with high winds. Since about 3:15 p.m. firefighters have responded to …

a power line down on an unoccupied car at Lincoln Avenue and Devon,

a transformer fire with a pole on fire on Edgewood Lane just north of Golf Road in Mount Prospect,

a low hanging wire at Haman Road and Rosemary Avenue in Inverness, and

numerous power lines down in Chicago.

Chicago’s official NWS station at O’Hare has recorded a wind gust as high as 55 MPH. However, the Tornado Watch has expired early.

The air temperature is already falling and has already dropped to 58°F in Arlington Heights at 3:40 p.m. The air temperature at 3:35 p.m. at Rockford already dropped to 46°F, and Dubuque Regional Airport is reporting 36°F.

ComEd Working …

758 without power near Bradwell and Castaway Ln Inverness
Customers Affected: 758
Crew Status: Crew Working
Probable Cause: Severe Weather
Estimated Restoration: Mar 14, 5:30 PM

15 without power near Frontier Park on Kennicott Dr
Customers Affected: 10
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Mar 14, 6:00 PM

Customers Affected: Less than 5
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Mar 14, 6:00 PM

5 without power near Euclid and Dryden
Customers Affected: Less than 5
Crew Status: Crew Working
Probable Cause: Severe Weather
Estimated Restoration: Mar 14, 4:45 PM

634 without power near Army Trail Road and Glen Ellyn Road
Customers Affected: 634
Crew Status: Additional Crews Required
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Mar 14, 5:45 PM

Larger outages reported near Dolton and Calumet City near the Illinois-Indiana border.




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