Some ComEd customers in northwest Evanston are reported to still be without power this afternoon after severe weather overnight cut power to as many as 1,700 homes.

The count of homes without power had been cut to about 300 by late this morning, and the largest single cluster of homes still affected was reported to be in the area of Central Park Avenue and Grant Street.

Some ComEd customers in northwest Evanston are reported to still be without power this afternoon after severe weather overnight cut power to as many as 1,700 homes.

The count of homes without power had been cut to about 300 by late this morning, and the largest single cluster of homes still affected was reported to be in the area of Central Park Avenue and Grant Street.

City officials say ComEd is saying it may take until Sunday to complete the repair work from the storm.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Pictures of downed power lines at Central & Poplar – 7/23/2010

    Lightening struck a telephone pole along the east side of the Central Street Metra Station on Friday 7/23/2010 at about 6:30 pm.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of the lightening strike, but a couple of witnesses saw the lightening strike the pole, and the rest of us nearby saw the flash, and heard and felt the thunder, as our power went out.  Comed crews repaired the lines and restored power a little after 12:30 am.  I took the following pictures during the repair work between 11:00 pm and 12:15 am. 

    3 LINES DOWN ACROSS CENTRAL STREET:

     

     

    THE OTHER END (where lightening struck):

     

    WORK BEGINS TO REPAIR THE LINES:

     

    CITIZEN DIRECTS TRAFFIC AWAY FROM WORKSITE:

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