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Number of local residents in Grundy County without power dwindling

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:24 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:05 p.m. CDT

MORRIS — According to local ComEd officials, 714 people in the area were still powerless as of Thursday morning.

Those residents are approaching 65 consecutive hours without power. Most of the city's power was restored by late Tuesday evening, but upward of 1,000 local residents were still in the dark Wednesday afternoon.

ComEd crews are working to have the entire community back online by Thursday night.

The National Weather Service confirmed eight tornadoes touched down Monday in its Chicago County Coverage Area, but none were located in Grundy County.

Morris's damage was caused solely by straight-line winds 0f 80 to 90 mph, according to the NWS.

In total, Monday's storms spawned 15 tornadoes throughout all of northern Illinois and northern Indiana, an area spanning three NWS forecast areas.

A ComEd Chicago representative said the entire Southern Region of their service area — which encompasses Grundy, Will and multiple other counties — still has 17,000 customers without power. That is significantly less than the 262,000 customers who were initially without power in the Stouhern Region after the storm hit.

Residents still without power, by area

• Morris - 443

• Saratoga Township - 31

• Nettle Creek Township - 19

• Goose Lake Township - 221

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