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Power restored to all 300K storm damage victims: ComEd

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Power has been restored to all ComEd customers who lost electricity after strong storms raced through the Chicago area last Sunday.

The utility made the announcement late Thursday night, around 11:30 p.m., four days after roughly 300,000 customers lost power. Those in the western suburbs sustained the worst damage, experiencing winds up to 90 mph.

Residents without power have had to endure the heat wave that has lingered in Chicago for over a week, without air conditioning. It produced multiple triple degree days, with heat indices reaching up to 118 degrees.

Local businesses have also had a hard time without power, losing money each day they could not operate.

But ComEd crews worked constantly through the week to restore power to their customers, often needing to rebuild entire systems in areas where service was wiped out due to the extent of the storm damage.

ComEd consistently updated their outage map and storm center figures, so that the public was aware of their progress as they worked to restore service.

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