Notification - July 12th, 2011 Severe Weather Response - 1:30 p.m. Update

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July 12th Severe Weather Response - 1:30 p.m. Update

The Village of Gurnee currently has approximately 8,000 outages, this is down from 12,000 at the peak of the storm.  Com Ed estimates that 90% of customers in the northern region should be restored by noon on Friday, July 15th, with 99% restored by mid-day Sunday, July 17th.  Residents should plan to possibly be without power until this weekend.  A Com Ed representative is on-site and working directly with municipal leaders.  Please also be aware the outage could result in interruptions in cell phone service. 

Currently over 400 Com Ed crews are working around the clock to restore service, with additional crews from neighboring states in route to assist.  Power outages and downed wires should be reported to Com Ed at 1-800-Edison-1.  If you see a downed power line, STAY AWAY and tell others to do the same.  For information on power outages, including maps and the restoration process, please visit Com Ed’s website at

Gurnee Public Works crews continue to work to clear roadways and right-of-ways of debris.  Multiple chipping crews are working to remove debris from the right of way placed at the curb.  Public Work will work to collect debris that is placed at the curb once roadway debris clearing is completed.  Brush should be placed in orderly piles with the cut end facing the street.  It is not necessary to call the Village to report brush that is ready to be collected.  Resident should however report debris in the roadway to Public Works at 847-599-6800 or Non-emergency Police at 847-599-7000. 

Residents with storm damaged trees on private property are asked to make arrangements with a private contractor for removal as it may be days before Public Works can assist with clean-up of debris that is placed in the right of way.  Residents with damaged overhead service lines where they enter the home should be aware that portions may be their responsibility for repair.  You may need a licensed electrician to assist depending on the specific damage.  More information can be found on the Village’s website at

Residents using generators are reminded that generators should not be operated indoors.  For other reminders on how to deal with power outages, visit the Village's website at

As more information becomes available the Village will share it through its website, email notifications, and automated phone calls.  


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