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Update: ComEd spokesperson says power restored to DeKalb County residents

Power has been restored to residents in DeKalb and Lake counties that were affected by Saturday’s winter storm as of 4:30 p.m.

“They’re all cleared now,” said Jorge Cabrera, ComEd spokesperson Saturday. “We have crews out there working long hours, prepared to make sure we do everything safely and quickly.”

After a night full of freezing rain, about 180 DeKalb County residents were without power for a portion of Saturday afternoon, according to outage numbers from Commonwealth Edison.

DeKalb County remains under a winter storm warning until 3 a.m. Sunday, along with much of northern Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.

Though snowfall has been light through Saturday afternoon, its expected to pick up Saturday evening with two to four inches possible by late Saturday, with temperatures falling to 16 degrees and winds going from 25 mph to 10 mph tonight, according to the weather service.

About 129 people in Lake County were also reported as being without power as of 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

Neighboring counties are fairing better, reports ComEd, with McHenry, Kane, La Salle, and Will counties reporting fewer than 30 residents each without power.

In ComEd’s entire Illinois territory, 4,800 customers have reported power outages as of 3:45 p.m.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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