Chicago area emergency workers were swinging into action to help with Hurricane Sandy’s impact.
ComEd said it sent 240 crews, about 700 people, to eastern states to help with anticipated power outages.
The workers include ComEd and contractor crews, utility spokesman John Schoen said. He said they are reporting to either Philadelphia or Baltimore, cities where ComEd has sister utilities also owned by Exelon Corp.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago dispatched nine volunteers to help with local disaster relief efforts at various locations, spokesman Gentry Lassiter said.