County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management continues to
coordinate storm damage recovery efforts today.
safety is our main priority and we continue to coordinate recovery efforts
between municipalities, long-term care facilities, Commonwealth Edison and the
State of Illinois,” said DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin.
Status of County Offices
majority of DuPage County offices re-opened for business this morning. However,
the DuPage County Family Center and Health Department are closed today due to
power outages. Both departments anticipate re-opening on Thursday, July 5. In
the meantime, Communicable Disease, Environmental Health Services and select
Behavior Services, such as the CRISIS line, are operational at the Health Department.
Traffic Signal Outages
County’s Department of Transportation reports that six traffic signals are
still without power at the following intersections:
- Jewell Road and Pleasant Hill Road;
- Jewell Road and Gary Avenue;
- Geneva Road and Geneva Crossing;
- Geneva Road and President Street;
- Geneva Road and Western Avenue; and
- Geneva Road, Glen Ellyn Road and St. Charles
Road, also known as Five Corners.
traffic lights will be functional once power is restored in those areas.
addition, there may be other traffic lights that are without power located
throughout the County. Those lights would fall under the jurisdiction of local
municipalities and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
County Community Services and Department of Emergency Management continue to
coordinate well-being checks through local municipalities on senior citizens
and residents who have access and functional needs.
Power Outages Continue
reports that service is expected to be restored to the majority of customers on
Wednesday. However, isolated, smaller areas could take up to Thursday, July 5,
to be restored.
8:30 a.m. this morning, ComEd reported 37,302 customers still do not have
power. To view a list of outages organized by municipality, visit www.ProtectDuPage.org.
the storm, ComEd has been operating a Joint Operating Center in the County’s Office
of Homeland Security to better coordinate response and improve customer
service. For example public safety entities such as hospitals, long-term care
centers in addition to police and fire have been made a priority on ComEd’s