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posted: 7/2/2012 6:51 PM

Restoration of ComEd power could take days

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Though ComEd crews have been working steadily to restore power to the approximately 250,000 customers affected by Sunday's storms, it could take a couple more days to complete the job, officials said.

The impact is far less than last summer's major storm which knocked out electricity to a full million customers.

By Monday afternoon, the number of customers without electricity was down to 94,000, ComEd reported.

Of these, 67,000 were in ComEd's north region stretching from Wheaton up to the Wisconsin border. Another 24,000 were in the region centered around Maywood.

About 2,000 in the south region around Joliet were still without power Monday afternoon, as were 1,000 more in the region covering the northwest corner of the state.

Any power outages that occurred after the storm passed are likely from lingering effects of the storm, such as broken tree branches falling onto power lines later, ComEd officials said.

There has been no reason to deliberately shut off power to those who weren't directly affected by the storm, they added.

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