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.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Power out on NW side

    Power has been out since ~9:00 pm in parts of the NW side of Evanston.  Com Ed said they would have serviced restored by 1:00, then 3:00, then 5:00, then 7:00, then 9:00… you can see where this is going. 

    Com Ed has managed to find a way to string it's customers along via the phone, that's awesome.

    That's life, I guess.  I just wish Com Ed had accounted for the multiple times I've had to throw out all my perishables in the last six months when they made the decision to "save" by firing so many of their maintenance crews.  I would happily trade a Com Ed executive for a line crew or two right now. 

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