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About 2,200 without power after storms, some won’t be restored until Saturday

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Updated: July 20, 2012 2:17AM

About 2,200 ComEd customers throughout the Chicago area remain without power Thursday night following Wednesday night’s thunderstorms, and some may not get the lights back on until Saturday.

Power was knocked out to about 68,000 ComEd customers about 10:30 p.m., the utility said.

As of 11 p.m. Thursday, 2,200 were still without electricity, officials said.

“But a few lingering outages will continue for those with significant damage, and they may not get power back until Saturday,” ComEd spokesman John Schoen said.

The western suburbs continue to have the most problems, with about 1,050 people still without power, officials said. There were about 450 in the south suburbs, 495 in the north suburbs and 195 in Chicago and the near west suburbs, officials said.

The storm brought heavy rain, strong winds and hail, bringing down tree limbs and power lines in many parts of the area. Total rainfall amounts ranged from 3.78 inches in Winnetka to 3.62 in Lincolnshire, 2.62 in Oak Brook, 2.55 at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, 2.52 at Midway Airport, and 1.93 in Homewood, according to the National Weather Service.

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