Severe thunderstorms that swept through Evanston Tuesday evening knocked out power to thousands of households in the city.
Firefighters are responding to numerous reports of power lines down and transformers that have caught fire.
There also are numerous reports of trees down blocking streets and some that have fallen onto homes.
As of 9 p.m. ComEd was reporting dozens of separate outages spread cross the city with individual outages impacting anywhere from a handful to hundreds of customers.
The utility was not yet providing estimates for when power might be restored.