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Power outage leaves people trapped in elevator

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Evanston fire units are responding to a power failure in the 800 block of Chicago Avenue that's left people trapped in the elevaator of a building on the block.

The elevator rescue call came from a building at 811 Chicago Ave. and crews are also checking out a possible blown transformer at 817 Chicago Ave.

Traffic signals also reportedly are out at Chicago Avenue and Main Street.

ComEd crews have been called to respond to the scene.

Meanwhile, on the other side of town, today's high winds have reportedly knocked over at least one street light on McCormick Boulevard between Golf Road and Bridge Street.

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