Friday, April 5, 2013
The two-car accident at Black Road and Gael Drive pushed one of vehicles into a power pole, Joliet police said. One passenger suffered a broken hip.
A traffic collision late Thursday morning sent a vehicle careening into an electric pole on Black Road and knocked live wires into the street, Joliet police said. It also left one of the car passengers with a broken hip and two others with minor injuries, Cmdr. Al Roechner said. The accident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. at Black and Gael Drive when an eastbound car turning onto northbound Gael struck a car coming through the intersection, Roechner said. The impact caused the second car go into the pole, snapping it and bringing down the 12,000-volt wires, he said. Despite knocking out the power and forcing Black Road between Rooney Drive and Homestead Place to close till about 1:15 p.m., the situation could have been far worse had anyone …
Monday, October 8, 2012
A ComEd Spokesperson said 95 percent of customers were restored by 3:54 p.m.
ComEd said a downed wire in the area of Essington Road and Jefferson Street left 1,160 customers without power at around 2:26 p.m. By 3:54 p.m., 95 percent of customers had been restored. "It was just a report of a wire down," a ComEd spokesperson said. "There are still about 59 customers without power and they are working on it, but it will probably be another couple hours." The traffic light at Essington and Jefferson was out for some time Monday afternoon as a result of the downed wire. Get news where you live. Sign up for the Joliet, Channahon-Minooka or Shorewood newsletters.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
About 1,600 residents in Channahon and Minooka found themselves without power Tuesday morning, after a truck snagged a line.
Residents in Channahon and Minooka were grateful that, for the most part, they survived the last round of storms to hit the area without losing power. But that story changed Tuesday morning when 1,600 residents were without power after a truck snagged a feeder line. "A feeder line is a power line that supplies circuits with the main supply of current," John Schoen, ComEd spokesperson said. ComEd is reporting that the truck hit the line at Ridge Road and Route 6, although residents reported the incident was at Ridge Road and Misty Creek Drive. The power went out around 8:50 a.m. and was restored by 10:07 a.m. Residents reported outages via the Channahon-Minooka Facebook page in Chestnut Ridge, Lakewood Trails East and West, Water's Edge, …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Numerous power outages reported, including at Taste of Joliet. More storms possibly on the way.
A severe thunderstorm with hurricane-strength wind is moving through Joliet right now, power out all over town -- including at Taste of Joliet at Joliet Memorial Stadium. "We have power outages all over," according to the Joliet Police Department watch commander, who said they were watching to see if a new line of storms were developing. He could provide no more specific information about any damage related to the storm, which came through with very strong wind and led to the early cancellation of the Taste at about 9:30 p.m. One Joliet Patch Facebook reader whose daughter was at the Taste posted this note: "My daughter went to see REO. I've been texting her and she said that it was so bad that the police were helping people climb over …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
ComEd estimates about 2,000 residents in the Joliet area and 20,300 system-wide still are without power.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Between 3,000 and 10,000 customers in the ComEd's Joliet region—which includes Channahon, Minooka and Shorewood, along with Romeoville—are without power Wednesday, according to the electric service provider's website. “It was a pretty bad storm that rolled through last night,” ComEd spokesman Tony Hernandez said Wednesday morning. He said the National Weather Service reported 13,000 lightning strikes, many of which ultimately hit equipment or trees that then fell on power lines, knocking out electricity to customers. By 9 a.m., Hernandez said 20,300 customers in ComEd's coverage area remained without power, with about 2,000 of those in the Joliet region. The National Weather Service reported winds in the area as high as 64 mph, which was a…