Power outage blacks out 2,000 in Oak Park and Forest Park

Areas affected include southern parts of Forest Park and Oak Park

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By Nick Moroni

Forest Park Review Editor

Significant portions of south Forest Park and Oak Park lost electricity this morning when several power lines were malfunctioning, according to a ComEd spokesperson.

Martha Swaney, spokesperson for ComEd, said that around 2,000 customers had lost power. The first such report came at 10:30 a.m., Swaney said, but by mid afternoon nearly 75 percent of those affected had their energy restored. What's more, crews are still working on inoperative power lines, she said.

"We are to get the remaining [outages] restored as quickly and as safely as possible," Swaney said.

This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Martha Swaney's name.

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Posted: November 30th, 2011 7:07 PM

JS: That would be odd if you live in a house, but in my apt building, there are several transformers serving the building, and that happens to us if one goes out.

JS from Oak Park  

Posted: November 30th, 2011 1:57 PM

In NE Oak Park we had a power outage on Sunday night. It was odd in that everyone on the block lost partial power in their homes. Some rooms had electricity, some did not. The ComEd response was fast, but how do several homes loose partial power?

Karen from Oak Park  

Posted: November 29th, 2011 9:56 PM

The Fenwick Friars were thrilled to have no electricity! They got an unexpected 1/2 day off school!

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