ComEd released the following statement regarding the extreme cold weather being felt throughout Chicagoland:
ComEd understands the impact a loss of electrical service can have on our customers - especially during times of extreme weather. We also know that severe weather can place stress on the system. As a result, we have planned ahead and are prepared to restore service quickly and safely, should any issues arise.
With the record cold temperatures that were forecasted to begin this weekend, we have taken extra steps to ensure our system is functioning as effectively as possible. We have increased our staffing levels and will be closely monitoring the system during this period, so that we can swiftly address any challenges that the weather may pose. The impact of severe weather is one of the reasons we have focused on and invested heavily in improving system reliability to reduce the frequency and duration of outages affecting our customers,
We encourage customers to notify us as quickly as possible if they do experience an outage. Customers can text OUT to 26633 to report their outage or receive restoration information, or they can contact us by calling 1-800-EDISON-1.