STATELINE (WIFR) -- Power outages started around 3:00 p.m. Thursday and they haven't stopped coming. ComEd says it could take quite a while to get everything back up and running.
Winds up to 60 miles per hour in some places made it difficult for crews to maneuver. ComEd says it can't give us a time-frame on when power will be back on because as soon as they fix an area, they get hit with more outages. Even if they saw it coming earlier tonight some people were frustrated especially when temperatures began to drop.
"It's a mess, I mean it's really hard and we don't have anything to do and at the same time i mean it's hard because we don't have heat now," Timothy Lewis said.
ComEd says it recently installed new cables on the north east and south east side of Rockford those power lines are supposed to be pretty storm resistant and ComEd says they are holding up.
STATELINE (WIFR) -- We're getting word of quite a few power outages in the Stateline. Com-Ed is reporting about 1,500 power outages right now. Most are in Loves Park, Pecatonica and Roscoe. The YMCA in Freeport closed early because of an outage. Com-Ed crews are currently on 16 hour shifts, meaning that they're working 16 hours, off eight hours and back to work, until further notice. With the heavy snow and winds, Com-Ed anticipates even more outages throughout the night.
Com-Ed recently installed new cable on parts of Rockford’s north east side and south east side, it's supposed to be more storm resistant cable, so we'll see how that works tonight.
As always, if you have a power outage, call Com-Ed. You can also report an outage on their website, text an outage, or report one on their Facebook page.