ComEd outage in Naperville affects thousands in deadly temperatures

<p>Photo courtesy of ComEd</p>

Photo courtesy of ComEd

A power outage in Naperville has left thousands of people affected, according to ComEd. The outage was caused by an equipment problem, which temporarily interrupted service. The estimated time for power to be returned is 3 p.m.

[View the full map of outages at ComEd]

The city of Aurora, where outages have affected more than 24,000 homes and businesses, announced that the full return of power will take up to another two hours for some areas. Read the full release:

As of 3:45 p.m. approximately 300 customers on Aurora’s far east side continue to be without power.  ComEd expects all customers will be restored by 5:30 p.m. today.

ComEd is working to fix a severe power outage that has affected over 24,000 homes and businesses in the greater Aurora today. Power has been restored to the majority of the area, but a significant portion of the Aurora’s far east side is still without power. ComEd estimates that it will take up to another two hours to restore power to this service area.

The City of Aurora is monitoring the situation from its Emergency Operations Center and will report significant updates as they are received.

The following Warming Centers are currently available for our residents:

Aurora Transportation Center • 233 N. Broadway

*** OPEN 24 HOURS ***

Aurora Public Library – Eola Branch · 555 S. Eola Rd.

9a-9p today

Aurora Public Library - Main • 1 E. Benton Street. 
9a -9p today

Aurora Public Library – West • 233 S. Constitution Drive 
9-9 today 
Eola Community Center · 555 S. Eola Road
9a-5p today

Hesed House • 659 S. River St. 
7a-7p today

Prisco Community Center • 150 W. Illinois Ave
9a-5p today 

Salvation Army • 437 E. Galena Blvd.
10a-4p today 

Vaughan Athletic Center • 2121 W. Indian Trail
9a-5p today

To prevent water pipes from freezing, the City of Aurora advises residents to turn on at least one faucet and allow the water to DRIP into an unclogged drain, especially if leaving home for an extended period of time.  

Please call Aurora’s Customer Service Center at 630.256.INFO to:

  • Request a ride to the 24-hour Warming Center
  • Request a well-being check for someone who may be at risk due to the extreme cold
  • Report inadequate heat in a residential building
  • Connect to shelter and supportive service

Customer Service Center hours have been extended until 7p tonight.

Updates will be posted to the City of Aurora’s website (, Facebook page (, and Twitter ( 95.9fm The River will also broadcast regular updates.

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