Thursday, April 18, 2013
Ongoing information about power outages, road closures, school closures and flood warnings throughout Northbrook and Glenview during Thursday's storm.
Northbrook Northbrook Public Works can be reached at 847 272-4711 to report flooding, sewer back-ups or downed trees. Road Closures (according to Village Hall) Motorists are reminded to NOT remove barricades or drive around barricades. School Closures (according to Emergency Closing Center) Power Outages (according to ComEd) If you experience a ComEd outage, please it to report by calling 1-800-EDISON-1. Sand bags are available to residents at Northbrook's Public Works facility, 655 Huehl Rd. at the west garage entrance. Rivers are at flood stage and basins at Northbrook Court, Pfingsten/Lake-Cook, Techny, and Meadowhill Park are filling. Glenview As of 10 a.m., the Village received about 3.4 inches of rain today and about 1.05 inches …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Businesses on the north side of Shermer Rd. between Meadow Rd. and Walters Ave. have no power.
Update Sept. 29 12:00 a.m. According to the ComEd outage map, power has been restored to the area. Original Story Around 11:30 a.m., a truck driver backing his 18-wheeler out of a parking lot behind Yogen Früz Cafe in downtown Northbrook knocked down a ComEd pole, taking out power to several businesses in the area, according to the Northbrook Fire Department. According to ComEd technicians at the scene, temporary power from a generator should be restored by 5:00 p.m., and permanent power could be restored by midnight tonight. The traffic light at Shermer and Meadow is not working either, but Northbrook Public works placed temporary stop signs at the intersection. "I called someone to take care of the traffic signals," said Paul …
Friday, June 29, 2012
It feels like the air outside is broiling and folks in Northbrook have their AC units cranked up, which makes power outages are more likely to occur.
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Friday, June 29, 2012
Current weather reports promise a hot 4th of July, surrounded by a few days of temperatures in the 90s. Keep yourself cool without blowing a fuse with these power saving tips. Those in the market for a new air conditioner should look for ENERGY STAR®-qualified air conditioning units, which will be at least 10 percent more efficient than conventional models. It’s a buying decision that can translate into savings of up to $95 per year and also reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, ComEd said in a press release. The electric company also noted that the electric system is performing well. However, the company encourages customers to manage their energy use efficiently to save money while keeping cool during the heat, including, they …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Sen. Garrett holds meeting to develop community cooperation to weather storm problems.
With representatives from Commonwealth Edison in attendance, Thursday's gathering of more than 40 mayors and managers from a dozen north suburban communities including Northbrook soon turned to the utility company's inability to be honest in its communications during the recent storms that knocked power out for much of the Chicagoland area. State Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) convened the meeting in Lake Forest to find ways for all branches of government to work together when crippling storms hit. The last one on July 11 left more than 800,000 ComEd customers without power. Across the board, village and city officials expressed frustration at ComEd giving out inaccurate answers rather than admit it does not have one. “If you don’t …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
After a presentation from a ComEd representative to the village board of trustees Tuesday, homeowners and trustees expressed their frustration with the utility.
The recent storms and resulting power outages are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the frustration Northbrook residents feel with ComEd. Following a presentation by ComEd representative Michael Guerra at Tuesday night’s village board meeting, one homeowner after another took the utility to task. The overwhelming sentiment: there’s an ongoing problem with the electrical infrastructure in Northbrook. “I am really fed up with no power,” said Thomas Gledhill, a resident of Crabtree Lane. He said he sustained $25,000 in damages after his sump pump failed during the most recent outage. Gledhill also noted that the houses on the east side of his street were always the ones that lost power, while the ones on the west side remained lit…
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A sampling of the most dramatic photos of storm damage in our Patch region.
Tuesday night's storm ripped through the Chicago area, uprooting trees, downing power lines and causing general mayhem. Here are some of the best pictures of the aftermath, taken by Patch editors and readers.
Two days without power? We compiled a list of ways to stay safe.
More than 400,000 ComEd customers lost power because of Tuesday night's tornado-like winds and heavy rain. The electric company announced Wednesday that 90 percent of the outages should be restored by midnight Thursday, June 23. "As of 4 p.m. [Wednesday] we've restored 241,000, but there are still 189,000 without power," ComEd Spokesperson Alicia Zatkowski told Patch. Roughly 137,000 of those still in the dark reside in the company's North Region. Meanwhile more than 700 ComEd employees are working to quickly repair the damage. But for those readers still left in the dark, Patch offers up these safety tips: Remember to report downed power lines or treees on power lines to 9-1-1!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The TV doesn't work, there's no air conditioning and the kids are out of school for the summer.
After a severe thunderstorm hit Chicago's north suburbs Tuesday night, many families are still without power. If you’re a mom with a house full of kids who can no longer watch TV, play video games or use their computers, what do you do? Well, in part that depends on whether it’s daytime or night and the age of the children. It’s a good idea to have easily accessible flashlights and a few candles and matches in case of such emergencies. If it’s nighttime when the lights go out, candlelight and stormy weather can create some wonderful summer memories. If you have younger children and can find a few old sheets in the dark, make a tent and pretend to be camping indoors. Let them make shadow puppets with flashlights and pretend to ‘roast’ …
Agency works to restore power to the more than 400,000 customers who lost electricity in its service area.
Restoring power to ComEd's northern region, including Northbrook, could be a multiple-day effort due to the extent of the damage, according to ComEd. Power is expected to be restored to 90 percent of ComEd's service region by midnight Thursday, June 23, according to agency spokesperson Alicia Zatkowski. ComEd predicts the remaining 10 percent will be completed by midnight Friday, June 24. On Wednesday morning, the village reported that approximately 5,700 ComEd customers in Northbrook were without power. By Thursday at 5 p.m., the village was reporting that 3,800 were still without power. That number had decreased to just over 2,000 by Friday morning. Outages included shopping centers and traffic lights in the center of town, creating stop…
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
A severe thunderstorm swept through Northbrook Tuesday night.
Shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday night, winds swept up, power went out and everything got quiet except for the rumble of thunder. The severe storm that passed through town brought wind speeds up to 81 miles per hour in Wheeling, according to the National Weather Service. In Northbrook, tornado sirens went on at 8:50 p.m., according to the village. Immediately following the storm, police scanned the streets for downed power lines, tree branches and power outages at intersections. Public works crews cleared streets with front end loaders and set up barricades and flares. Electricity went out in the center of town during the storm and continued to remain out more than 48 hours after the storm passed. Due to the heavy volume of outages in …