As many as 6,000 ComEd customers in Evanston were estimated to be without power at dawn Wednesday after severe thunderstorms blew through the city Tuesday evening.

The utility says it hopes to have power restored to about 80% of the households affected by 11 p.m. Wednesday but that it may take until Friday afternoon to turn the lights back on for all homes.

By 9 a.m. ComEd said it had reduced the number of Evanston customers with power outages to 3,200.

A city crew works to clear a toppled tree this morning. (City of Evanston photo)

City of Evanston crews are also dealing today with numerous reports of downed trees and other damage from the storm.

A falling tree limb damaged a Jeep parked in the 2400 block of Lincolnwood Drive during the storm. (Charles Bartling photo)

You can check on the status of power outage repairs online or by calling 1-800-EDISON-1.

Downed trees and limbs, traffic signal issues, street flooding, and other non-emergency issues can be reported to Evanston 311 online or by calling/texting 847-448-4311. The Evanston 311 center is scheduled to open at 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.