Power Outage in Princeton, IL

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Princeton Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 31, 2023 - Tornado

This tornado began just south of Illinois highway 92 in northwest Bureau county in the NWS Quad Cities county warning area. It then moved into far southeast Whiteside county, near the intersection of Osage Road and 1050 St E. The tornado tracked for 2 miles in Whiteside County, before moving into Lee County, about a half mile south of the Green River. This tornado would continue for 6 additional miles into southwest Lee County (see NWS Chicago StormData). The damage from this tornado included numerous heavily damaged outbuildings, several snapped power poles, and dozens of trees. The worst damage was to a large farmstead outbuilding on the Whiteside and Bureau County border area, with the roof and two of the four walls destroyed and debris slung well into a field. Peak winds with this tornado were estimated at 110 mph. The tornado was rated EF1 in Bureau and Whiteside Counties.

New Bedford - Normandy
June 3, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

A trained spotter in northwest Princeton reported that power was out on the northwest side of town. There was a 2 inch diameter tree limb down in the driveway. They also reported pea sized hail and heavy rain.

Princeton - Princeton
June 3, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

The Emergency Manager reported numerous trees down in town with power outages.

Princeton - Princeton
June 4, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

A tree was reported down, on power lines which caused them to arc.

Princeton - Princeton
February 11, 2019 - Ice Storm

Trained Spotters reported 0.5 to 0.75 inches of ice accumulation. Power outages from down power lines, numerous downed power poles, and tree branch damage were widespread throughout the county.



June 21, 2011

A storm system centered over southern Minnesota pushed a cold front into western Illinois during the evening of June 21. A line of severe thunderstorms developed across western Illinois during the late afternoon and evening bringing damaging winds, heavy rain, and small hail. The winds brought down numerous tree limbs and power poles across Putnam and Bureau Counties.

October 26, 2010

A large low pressure system moved into the region and continued to deepen as it moved across Minnesota, becoming the most intense storm on record in the |Midwest on October 26, 2010. A squall line formed in the highly sheared warm sector ahead of a strong cold front associated with the intense system. This line of storms swept rapidly eastward across extreme eastern Iowa into Illinois during the early morning hours. There were some reports of trees and power lines down from the thunderstorms across northwest Illinois, with wind gusts around 60 mph.


Sussex County and Morris County power outage after I-80 accident

80,000 customers were knocked out before crews started re-routing power to substations in Morris and Sussex counties.

Aug 9, 2022

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Power was reported still out to hundreds of NYSEG customers in Chenango County and Tioga County early August 5.

Aug 5, 2022

Thousands still without power in parts of Fort Wayne Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Line workers will continue repairs through the night and into Wednesday as thousands of people in southwest Fort Wayne and in the Waynedale area face another day of oppressive heat with no electricity.

Jun 14, 2022

Several power outages reported throughout Tri-State Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Many people lost power due to severe weather that hit the Tri-State area on Wednesday evening.

Mar 30, 2022

Illinois Valley Cellular reports outage after fiber line cut – Shaw Local

Illinois Valley Cellular sent a text to customers Tuesday afternoon reporting outages after a fiber line was cut.

Feb 22, 2022

Tracking power outages in the Local 6 area | | WPSD Local 6

As of 6 p.m. Friday, some energy service providers are still reporting outages, while others have resolved all their outages. Here's what we know.

Feb 4, 2022

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Power has gone out 27 times so far since 1230 today

Marvin | December 22, 2022  

Omg how do we live in a newly devolved area and new home and power is always going out literally all The time please send someone out to see why everyone looses power alllllllllll the time

Des | May 02, 2022  

We have power outage for over 2 hours what’s going on?

Ehtesabi | March 29, 2022  

We have power outage for over 2 hours what’s going on?

Ehtesabi | March 29, 2022  

I live in Princeton on 3rd st. Power has been out over 72 hours. This is not right for everyone living in Princeton. Food, water and not to mention gas to fuel cars. Please help

Amy Bromley | February 17, 2021  

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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.

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Princeton, Illinois

City Princeton
County Bureau
State Illinois (IL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 61356

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