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Most of Pakistan Loses Power in Extensive Electric Power Grid Blackout Saturday with Slow Restoration Sunday

110 Pakistan: Karachi plunges into darkness amid nationwide power outage (RT’s Ruptly is funded in whole or in part by the Russian government.). Most of Pakistan, including the capital Islamabad and several other major cities, […]

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Two Power Outage Areas in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove Friday Morning: Northeast of Hintz and Arlington Heights Rd; and Near Near Northwest Community Hospital Along Central Rd

2,099 Firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 7:45 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 to a report of activated fire alarms at commercial/medical professional office buildings along Central Road near Northwest Community Hospital, 800 West Central […]

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Construction Worker Injured in Exposure to Underground Power Line Hazard on Wilke Rd Near Nichols Rd, Arlington Heights

543 Worker checked for burns and/or electric shock injury following exposure to an underground electric line during a work process involving a hydrovac truck. Police and firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 11:59 a.m. Wednesday […]

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Over 1600 ComEd Customers without Power: Storm-Related Incidents with Severe Cloud-to-Ground Lightning North Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling

586 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights responded starting about 5:56 a.m. Thursday May 14, 2020 to a report of an Activated Fire Alarm and then a transformer fire with a utility pole fire. Power […]

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Wide Area Power Outage Near Krueger Rd and Gilmer Rd with Lines Down and Utility Pole Fire on Krueger Rd Near Eleanor Dr, Long Grove

297 Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and Long Grove firefighters responded about Monday December 2, 2019 to a report of an arcing wire at Krueger Road and Brook Hill Drive in Long Grove. Squad 55’s crew […]

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Over 500 ComEd Customers without Power After Semi-trailer Truck Hits Low Line, Snaps Pole on Meadow North of Kirchoff, Rolling Meadows

219 Rolling Meadows police and firefighter/paramedic‘s responded about 9:39 AM Tuesday, August 13, 20192 to Meadow Lane just north of Kirchoff Road for a semi trailer truck that hit some low lines and snapped a […]

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Hit-and-Run Driver Snaps 2 Utility Poles on Dundee Rd Near Buffalo Grove Rd, Cuts Power to 610 ComEd Customers in Buffalo Grove

372 POWER OUTAGE CLOSES BUSINESSES SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING, INTERRUPTS AIR CONDITIONING TO HUNDREDS Driver takes out 2 utility poles with Jeep Grand Cherokee and runs away from scene on Dundee Road just west of […]

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

48 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 […]