UPDATE: Power Mostly Restored After Morning Storms in Rockford

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The lights are slowing coming back on throughout Winnebago County after storms Tuesday morning knocked down power lines and trees.

According to ComEd's outage map less than 50 homes are still without power around the Rockford area as of 11:20 p.m.

Tuesday morning around 1,100 ComEd customers were in the dark in Winnebago County after the storms.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Some people in the Stateline are still without electricity after storms rolled through knocking down power lines and trees.

A tree at Kishwaukee Street and Kennon Road split in half and landed on a pole, knocking out power in the southeast side neighborhood.
Witnesses say the tree caught fire and stayed lit as the storm continued with hundreds of surrounding neighbors without electricity. Some say they went to their front yards to keep cool.

“You’ve just got to deal with it. I’m trying to keep the dogs cool and stuff like that and just deal with the heat. A branch broke and hit all of the wires and fried out there burning in some yard.”

ComEd has restored power to that area within the last half hour. More than 240 homes are still without power in Winnebago County.

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