Notification - July 14th, 2011 Severe Weather Response - 10:30 a.m. Update

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July 14th Severe Weather Response - 10:30 a.m. Update

As of 10:00am on July 14th, the Village of Gurnee had 1,800 outages, this is down from 12,000 at the peak of the storm.   Approximately 84% of the Gurnee customer base has been restored as of  10:00am this morning.  In addition to smaller outages scattered across the Village, substaintial outages are still impacting areas north of Grand Avenue along Route 21, as well as areas between O'Plaine Road and Route 41, both to the north and south of Grand Avenue.  Com Ed estimates that 90% of customers in the northern region should be restored by midnight tonight , with 99% restored by midnight tomorrow, July 15th.   A Com Ed representative is on-site and working directly with municipal leaders to prioritize locations and mobile resources. 

Residents should call 1-800-Edison-1 to report down wires.  In addition, if your power is restored and then goes out again, please report it to Com Ed.  If your immediate nieghbors are on and your power remains out, this should also be reported to 1-800-Edison-1.

Public Works crews continue to work through the Village removing downed trees and the many brush piles.  The Village currently has seven crews actively working in different areas of the Village.  Two bucket truck crews are working to clear the hanging and hazardous tree limbs from our parkway tress.  Bucket Truch Crew 1 is working through the Stonebrook and Aberdare subdivisions.  Bucket Truch Crew 2 is working in Fairway Ridge.  Crews 3, 4, and 5 are chipping crews.  Crew 3 is working in Stonebrook and Aberdare, Crew 4 is on north Fuller, Glendale, and Prairie Oaks, and Crew 6 south Fuller, South, and Rogers roads.  Crew 7 is a loader crew.  This crew is actively working in the east side of the Village, east of Rt. 41.  This crew is hauling brush from this area and piling it at the Northwestern water tower for grinding on site at a later date.
While the Village cannot assist homeowners in the cutting, clearing, or transporting of privately owned trees from your yard, we will assist with debris removal as long as it placed in the parkway in orderly piles with cut ends facing the street.  Please be sure NOT to block the public streets or walkways when placing branches in the parkway.  Public Works will make multiple trips over a period of weeks through the Village to remove brush.  It is NOT necessary to call the Village to report brush that is ready to be collected. 

Residents utilizing portable generators are reminded to follow all safety precautions outlined in the owner’s manual.  In addition, residents with damaged overhead service lines where they enter the home should be aware that portions may be their responsibility for repair.  More information on both topics can be found on the Village’s website at


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