Downed Wire Knocks Out Power to 1,100 Customers
The incident darkened parts of La Grange and Countryside shortly before 6 p.m., in addition to blacking out the traffic light at 55th and Brainard.
A downed wire that may have blown a transformer left nearly 1,100 customers between Edgewood Avenue and Willow Springs Road without power just before 6 p.m. Tuesday on the southwest side of the La Grange Country Club.
Though numerous fire trucks from both La Grange and La Grange Park made for a dramatic scene, La Grange police said it was a run of the mill blown transformer where Edgewood meets 53rd Place. ComEd representative Martha Swaney said it was unclear whether a transformer was also involved, but she did confirm that a wire was down in the area.
Swaney said power had been restored to all but about 400 customers by 6:50 p.m.
The Theatre of Western Springs also reported an outage around the same time, but Swaney said it is unclear if it is related to the incident.
The ComEd Outage Map estimates power will be restored by about 7:45 p.m., but Swaney said it's possible it will take a little longer.
Darren McRoy contributed to this report.