Update 3:30 p.m.: ComEd reports that, as of mid-afternoon, about 1,200 customers in Evanston remain without power in the wake of Monday morning’s severe thunderstom.
At the peak of the outages immediately after the storm an estimated 12,400 Evanston customers were without power. That number was down to 2,000 as of this morning.
The utility says it has 85 open work orders for repair work in Evanstson, with about half of those for single-customer accounts.
ComEd estimates that 90 percent of the 850,000 customers system-wide who lost power will have electric service again by midnight Thursday or early Friday morning. The company says it expects to have 99 percent of customers back in service by Sunday afternoon.
It has also estimated that 75 percent of customers would be back on line by this afternoon — and it appears it has already exceeded that target in Evanston.