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Frankfort Power Outages Caused by Weather
Control of Congress is still at stake, as votes continue to be counted in key races.
Cleanup, Utility Restoration Underway Following Crash: Police - Frankfort, IL - The Frankfort Police Department is advising motorists to avoid Laraway Road at Ledgestone Way while crews work to clean up an earlier crash.
A large portion of the City of Marion is without power.
Phone Lines Out, Voting Machines Still Working In Tinley Park Outage - Tinley Park, IL - Tinley Park officials said a Comcast outage is affecting the non-emergency lines and fire alarm services at Village Hall.
Ameren Illinois activated its Emergency Operations Center at 6:30 a.m. Friday morning to assess damage caused by severe weather.
A storm that had already dumped a foot of snow in some parts of the country caused more problems on Thursday because of accumulating ice. Thousands of flights were canceled.
NWS reports EF1 tornado struck West Frankfort Sunday night Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
Earlier on Monday, they said a survey team found evidence of a tornado in West Frankfort from Sunday night’s storms.
7,000 Without Power In Frankfort Area After Storms - Frankfort, IL - There are 17 outages reported across Frankfort, affecting about 69 percent of ComEd customers.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.