Power Outage Cancels Village Board Meeting, Disrupts Power to Over 1250 ComEd Customers, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:51 PM Monday to a report of a utility pole transformer that was sparking and arcing at Sigwalt Street and Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. A power outage connected to utility pole and power line trouble has canceled the 8:00 p.m.Arlington Heights Village Board Meeting. The Village of Arlington Heights announced via Facebook and Twitter about 5:50 p.m. Monday October 15, 2018 that the meeting was canceled due to a power outage.

Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report about 4:51 p.m. Monday that a telephone pole or transformer was on fire with a tree branch down across a power line on Sigwalt Street west of Dunton Avenue.

The fire or electrical arcing was apparently contained. A widespread outage in downtown Arlington Heights affecting over 1250 ComEd customers was reported by ComEd.

At 5:09 p.m. firefighters also received a report of lines down in a backyard on Elm Street between Vail Avenue and Highland Avenue.

Firefighters also received a report of alarms in the trouble position about 5:11 p.m.

ComEd Report
Near Miner St and Eastman St
Customers Affected: 508
Crew Status: Scheduling Crew
Probable Cause: Damaged Power Line(s)
Estimated Restoration: Oct 15, 7:15 PM

ComEd Report
Near Sigwalt St and Dunton Ave
Customers Affected: 757
Crew Status: Crew Working
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Oct 15, 7:00 PM

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