Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Village of Buffalo Grove issued the following information at 10:48 a.m. Thursday regarding flooding and power outages.
Thursday, April 18
The Village of Buffalo Grove is experiencing flooding caused by the high rainfall totals impacting the Chicagoland region. Due to flooding conditions downstream, the Village’s storm system and waterways are taking on water faster than it can be discharged. Local rainfall totaled 3.79 inches over the last 24 hours and an additional 2-4 inches of rainfall is expected throughout the day. Several roads are experiencing localized flooding. Public Works crews are currently dispatched throughout the Village clearing inlets in order to mitigate street flooding to the extent possible. As designed, detention basins may overflow into the street. The Village urges residents to stay away from standing water, detention basins, manholes, and to avoid …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Students, who were off Monday for Presidents Day, got an unexpected day off today.
Updated 3:40 p.m. Feb. 19: Tonight's boys basketball games (Wheeling vs. Fremd) have been moved to Fremd High School due to the power outage. Wheeling will wear white uniforms as planned. The sophomore game will begin at 6 p.m., and the varsity game will begin at 7:30 p.m. All other after-school activities are canceled. -------------------------------------------- Wheeling High School students and staff got an unexpected day off today (Feb. 19) when they were sent home before the school day even began. A ComEd power outage left the building without electricity or heat this morning, District 214 spokeswoman Venetia Miles said. Students and staff arrived to the building as scheduled, for the start of classes at 7:30 a.m. But when officials …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Power is out in at least one Buffalo Grove neighborhood on June 20, the first day of summer.
At least one Buffalo Grove neighborhood is without power tonight, as ComEd crews work to restore electricity. Residents of Farrington Court, Woodhaven Lane and Wyngate Lane are among those affected. In all, 88 customers are in the dark, according to ComEd’s website. “We have a crew onsite. We don’t know what caused it yet,” a ComEd spokesman said. The power went out around 7:43 p.m., the spokesman said. Customers are expected to have power restored by 1 a.m., according to the website. Buffalo Grove suffered multiple power outages last summer, when some customers were without electricity for multiple days. Some of the outages were blamed on severe weather, and others on infrastructure. Those outages have maintained at the forefront of …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Up to 4,399 ComEd customers in Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Vernon Township and Wheeling Township were without electricity this morning.
Up to 670 ComEd customers in Buffalo Grove lost power at 8:23 a.m. today (March 20). According to an email notification from ComEd to village officials, up to 662 customers in the area south of McHenry Road, north of University Drive, west of Elmhurst Road and east of Buffalo Grove Road were without power for eight minutes. Three Buffalo Grove customers between Lake-Cook Road south to Center Avenue, and in between the Des Plaines River and Elmhurst Road, were without power for 38 minutes. It was also projected that a single customer in Buffalo Grove, located between Dundee and Lake-Cook roads, bordered by Elmhurst Road and Manda Lane, also lost power for 38 minutes. As of 9:51 a.m., about an hour and a half after the power went out, four …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
How were you affected by Saturday morning's storm?
Heavy rain left Buffalo Grove saturated this morning, and some residents reported that they again lost electricity. Kari Freeman posted this photo of an area near Arlington Heights Road, between Route 83 and Lake-Cook Road, on the Buffalo Grove Patch Facebook page. “I think the drivers in the cars were surprised at all the water on the pavement,” she said. Meanwhile, residents reported that half of Pinehurst Lane lost power. Did you experience any flooding or power outages today? Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or log in to share your story and add your own photos.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Karen May, Daniel Biss and others to question ComEd, Illinois Commerce Commission.
Are you one of the more than 1 million people of Chicagoland who have lost power due to summer storms? Do you want to let your representatives in Springfield know your story? Do you want to hear what ComEd and the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) — the agency that regulates ComEd — have to say? All of those things and more are possible at a meeting of the Illinois House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Highland Park Country Club. The meeting was organized by state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park) after thunderstorms and high winds knocked out power to more than 1 million ComEd customers. Many were without electricity for days. In Winnetka, which provides its own electric power for …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Commonwealth Edison says it could take multiple days to restore power in the area.
The intense lightning and high force winds that tore through Illinois have left 660,000 people in northern Illinois without power as of 10 a.m. July 11, according to a Commonwealth Edison representative. The representative said that number includes 298,000 customers in the northern suburbs. ComEd says it's still in its damage assessment stages and that it could take “multiple days” to restore power in the area. “We have 450 crews that are currently working in the field to get customer restored,” the ComEd representative said. In addition, ComEd says it may request help from neighboring utilities from other states to restore power in northern Illinois. “We are expecting to have quite a bit of assistance on hand to help us,” according to the…
Monday, April 4, 2011
Indian Trails is expected to reopen Tuesday.
Sunday night’s storm apparently left its mark at Indian Trails Public Library. Power remains out at the building, which will be closed today (Monday). Events that were scheduled for Monday have been rescheduled for April 11, Earl Sabes, library spokesman, said. The library is expected to reopen Tuesday, he said.