High Winds Bring Power Outages to Arlington Heights: Dunton/Vail, Stratford/Drury, Pioneer Park

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Arlington Heights firefighters and paramedics responded about 6:46 a.m. Saturday, December 11, 2021 to multiple reports of a power line on fire with the flames eventually out spontaneously in the block of 1400 North Dunton Avenue in Arlington Heights, Il.

Firefighters requested ComEd to respond the scene. As of 7:30 a.m. the ComEd Power Outage Map did not indicate a power outage near the block of 1400 North Dunton Avenue, but the report was posted about 7:45 a.m.

ComEd Report Dunton/Vail 1400 Block

Customers Affected: 19
Crew Status: Crew Investigating
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Pending Assessment
Earliest Report: Dec 11, 2021, 7:06 AM

— ComEd

Firefighters left the scene, reporting all lines were intact with only occasional arcing and that there was a power outage in the area.

A Wind Advisory is in effect from December 11, 03:00 AM CST until December 11, 03:00 PM CST with wind gusts up to 55 MPH forecast. Winds are at peak between 4:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Winds from the west and gusts are forecast to diminish to 22 MPH by 6:00 p.m. with much after gusts in the 40 MPH range before noon and in the 30 MPH range in the afternoon.

Strong gusts began about 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

ComEd reported two other small to moderate power outages in Arlington Heights …

ComEd Report Near Pioneer Park

Customers Affected: 57
Crew Status: Additional crews dispatched.
Probable Cause: Under investigation
Estimated Restoration: N/A
Earliest Report: Dec 11, 2021, 4:31 AM

— ComEd

ComEd Report Drury/Stratford 1200 Block

Customers Affected: 5
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Severe Weather
Estimated Restoration: Pending Assessment
Earliest Report: Dec 11, 2021, 6:10 AM

— ComEd

ComEd Report

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