Photo from Chris Bryant

Photo from Chris Bryant 

Several thousand people are without power in our listening area. According to Comed’s power outage map, more than 3,000 people or 13 percent of Grundy County residents are still without power and around 700 people don’t have electricity in the Dwight area.

ComEd officials said the storm caused downed poles, broken lines and tree-related damage. ComEd expects that it will take multiple days to restore service to all of their customers affected by the storm.

ComEd recommends that customers take whatever steps they feel necessary to keep themselves and their families safe. ComEd has more than 800 employees working around the clock to restore energy to affected customers as quickly and safely as possible.

Additionally, more than 1,100 mutual assistance workers are coming in from out of state to assist in restoration efforts.  The Grundy County Emergency Management Agency said the peak wind gust was 58 miles per hour and golf ball size hail fell in the Morris area.

The Dwight Common School Office will be closed today due to damage sustained from the storms. For more information on where the power outages are and what time electricity will be restored, visit the Comed power outage map.

No injuries were reported from the storms.