More than 5K in Rockford region still without power due to icy conditions

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated Feb. 7, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

UPDATE: ComEd says more than 5,200 customers in the Rockford region are without power.

ComEd says it's restored power more than 42,000 residents so far Thursday.

ComEd says ice on wires and tree branches are causing power wires to come down that lead to the outages.

Residents are urged to report outages immediately. You can call ComEd at 1-800-334-7661, or report outages on the ComEd website​.

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More than 3,600 ComEd customers in Winnebago County have been affected by power outages Thursday.

According to ComEd's outage map, more than 7,000 customers statewide are without power after Illinois faced freezing rain and sleet over the last few days.

More than 1,000 people in Rockford and Machesney Park have also been affected by power outages Thursday, according to the map​.

ComEd urges customers to contact the company immediately if they experience a power outage or notice a downed power line. You can reach ComEd at 1-800-334-7661, or report outages on the ComEd website​.