City of Naperville Department of Public Utilities repair crews are working to restore electrical service to an estimated 3,000 customers on the city’s northwest side.
Construction crews working on the Route 59 road project “bored a hole right through one of the cables” in that area about 1:30 p.m. Friday, City Manager Doug Krieger said.
The area of the outage is bounded roughly by Interstate 88 on the north, Route 59 on the east, the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway line on the south and the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway tracks on the west, Krieger said.
Constuction crews struck a below-ground electrical line, Krieger said.
“We are working on restoring power now,” he said.
Naperville police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said traffic signals on Route 59 began flashing when the rupture happened. The traffic lights were back up and functioning about 4:05 p.m., with the exception of the light at the intersection or North Aurora Road and Weston Ridge Drive, Cammiso said.
Krieger said he didn’t know how soon service would be restored to the homes and businesses impacted.