Downed Wire Leaves 120 Customers Without Power (Update)

Tinley Park customers in the area around Oak Forest Avenue, east of Oak Park Avenue, were without power Wednesday night and early Thursday morning because of a downed wire near Duvan Drive, ComEd reports.

UPDATED: 12:09 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18

A downed wire was responsible for an outage that left 120 customers without power during a late Wednesday night filled with a series of outages throughout parts of Tinley Park.

A ComEd spokeswoman said Thursday that a downed wire near Duvan Drive caused the outage for residents living along Oak Forest Avenue, just east of Oak Park Avenue, near the Metra train line.

Two readers on Facebook reported seeing a flash of light around the time of the initial outage, which was around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.

"The sky lit up neon green around 183rd and Harlem not too long ago," wrote Heather Judge Kane on Tinley Park Patch's Facebook page.

Nick Kief, a reader living in the area of 68th Court and Hickory Street, near the Tinley Park Fire Department Station 1, wrote on Tinley Park Patch's Facebook page that he saw he blue flash after the power went out.

At 12:03 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, about 500 customers were without power, according to ComEd's outage map. Not all of those outages were caused by the downed power line, a ComEd spokeswoman said. In fact, some reports of outages were actually instances of low-voltage conditions, she added.

Initially, ComEd reported about 750 customers were without power, and the number of customers affected changed throughout the evening, as did the locations.

Check ComEd's power outage map for updates on locations and for when power will be restored in those areas without electricity.


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