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Power outage affects several Lincoln Park homes and businesses

Updated: June 28, 2012 1:48AM

About 1,800 ComEd customers in the Lincoln Park neighborhood were without electricity late Wednesday after a power outage earlier in the evening, city officials said.

The outage was classified as a “Type 2,” meaning power was expected to be restored within two to eight hours, said Chicago Fire spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim.

Ahlheim said she had no information about a possible cause of the outage, which was reported to dispatchers about 6:30 p.m.

“After last night’s outage, Com Ed switched the power to another part of the power supply while it was attempting to locate a cable that failed,” said Ald. Michele Smith in an email to residents. “Tonight the alternative supply also failed. This is why they are bringing in generators.”

ComEd employees were setting up five power generators to help alleviate the problem, the email said, but some high-rises might not see power restored early Thursday.

There were no reports of any injuries, Ahlheim said.

The affected area was bounded by West Belden to the north, West Armitage to the south, North Clark to the west and and North Lincoln Park West to the east.

Stefano Esposito and Hunter Clauss

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