Large Power Outages with Branches and Power Lines Down in Northwest Suburbs Near Arlington Heights

Approaching storm from the north over Thomas Middle School
Approaching storm from the north over Thomas Middle School.

High winds brought down large branches in Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg and Prospect Heights starting about 1:30 p.m. Sunday June 30, 2019. At least one tree was uprooted on Rammer near Kensington in Arlington Heights near Prospect High School. Most of the smaller ComEd power outage locations of five customers or less are not mentioned in this article.

Arlington Heights fire engine on Rammer for downed power line
Arlington Heights fire engine on Rammer for downed power line.

Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect

Tree uprooted in backyard in the block of 0-99 North Rammer — the tree brought down power line. An energized, arcing line was also reported on this block. Several large branches caused partial or complete blockages of road, including rammer, Evanston, Grove, and Gregory.

Dale and Memory
Customers Affected: 161
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Mount Prospect

Elmhurst Rd and Lonnquist
Customers Affected: 585
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Central and Cathy
Customers Affected: 64
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Palatine

Smith and Dundee
Customers Affected: 469
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jun 30, 3:45 PM

Countryside and Northwest Highway
Customers Affected: 596
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Quentin Rd and Panorama
Customers Affected: 1,186
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jun 30, 3:45 PM

Prospect Heights

Three utility poles damaged with low-lying power lines over westbound lanes of Palatine Road. Firefighters and police shutting down westbound Palatine Road and westbound frontage lanes between Elmhurst Road and Schoenbeck Road. Five utility poles damaged near Schoenbeck Road and Kenilworth
Schoenbeck and Thomas Street to Palatine Road
Customers Affected: 7
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Large pine tree into power lines, but minor outage at Ridge Avenue near Elmhurst Road.

Rolling Meadows

Euclid and Vermont
Customers Affected: 69
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Bluebird and Hawk
Customers Affected: 123
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Owl and Peacock
Customers Affected: 229
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Schaumburg

Higgins and Plum Grove
Customers Affected: 687
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Roselle Rd and Golf Rd
Customers Affected: 675
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Jun 30, 3:45 PM

Tree branch down across Grove Street Arlington Heights
Tree branch down across Grove Street Arlington Heights.
Approaching storm from the north over Thomas Middle School
Approaching storm from the north over Thomas Middle School.

SOURCE:
Fire radio communications

ComEd Outage Map accessible via Arlingtoncardinal.com/ComEd

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Tree branch  down on Evanston Avenue Arlington Heights
Tree branch down on Evanston Avenue Arlington Heights.
Tree branch down on Gregory Street, Arlington Heights
Tree branch down on Gregory Street, Arlington Heights.