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High winds knock out power to some

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ComEd reports a scattered power outage that has affected more than 700 Evanston residents on a circuit that covers the area of Greenleaf Street to Noyes Street and from Lake Michigan to Ashland Avenue.

Update 10:20 p.m.: The outage was first reported shortly before 3 p.m. ComEd now says power was restored to the affected customers by about 8 p.m. this evening.

Residents without power can call ComEd 1-800-EDISON1 at visit the company's website to sign up for automated alerts about power restoration.

To report police or medical emergencies during a power failure, call 911.

Northwestern University police are urging students and staff to use caution in areas near Lake Michigan due to high winds this afternoon and tonight, and to stay away from the lakefront itself because of the high waves being caused by the strong winds.

The NU men's soccer game scheduled for today at Lakeside Field has been cancelled. No activities will be allowed on the Evanston lakefront.

The intercampus shuttle bus will continue to run between the Evanston and Chicago campuses, but buses may need to be rerouted, resulting in delays.

Top: Waves crash into the breakwater near the Church Street boat ramp in Evanston this afternoon.

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