ComEd reports it is closely monitoring and preparing for severe weather that may affect customers this evening as forecasts call for rain and 40 mph wind gusts.
The electric utility has increased crew staffing and is readying equipment to respond quickly in the event of outages.
Anyone encountering a downed power line is asked to call ComEd immediately at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661) or access the website at ComEd.com and report the location. Spanish speaking customers can call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237)
In the event of an outage, ComEd asks customers not to approach ComEd crews working to restore power to ask about restoration times, as they may be working on live electrical equipment and the perimeter of the work zone may be hazardous.