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24,000 ComEd customers without power after storm, flood

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Thursday's spring storm, which brought lightning strikes, high winds, heavy rain and flooding, has left about 24,000 ComEd customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area without power.

As of about 11 a.m., almost 24,000 ComEd customers were without power because of the storm, according to ComEd spokeswoman Kim Morris-Johnson.

The highest number of those was in ComnEd's northern region, where about 13,000 customers were without power Thursday morning, Morris-Johnson said.

In the Chicago region, which includes Chicago and Maywood, about 2,500 were without power, she said.

In ComEd's south region, about 8,500 customers were without power; and in the west region, about 200 were without power.

Morris stressed the importance of exercising caution in the wake of the storms, especially around downed wires and standing pools of water.

"We really want everybody to stay safe," she said.

Around downed power lines, people may not be sure if those lines are live, but, "assume they are, and give (ComEd) a call," Morris-Johnson said. "We want everyone to be extremely careful and extremely cautious."

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