Power out for hundreds in Roscoe and Rockton area


Ice-laden branches near Roscoe, Illinois, Feb. 22, 2023

UPDATE: As of 8:52 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, ComEd still listed 18 outages in the Roscoe area, affecting 517 customers. Rock Energy Cooperative listed 869 customers without power in the Rockton area and 762 in the Roscoe area or 18.82% of their customers. Click on the name of your provider to view their current outage map.

Residents of several  subdivisions, many east of the Village of Roscoe, suddenly lost electrical power Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2023, over an area that covered Love Road, McCurry Road, and Belvidere Road. Some of the affected neighborhoods included Promontory Ridge and Northwoods (off Rockton Road near White School Road), Hinkle's Wooded Acres (west of Atwood Road between Burr Oak and Belvidere Road,) as well as the neighborhood around Royal Court east of Atwood Road. But some residents in the Village of Roscoe were affected as well.

Meanwhile, in the Rockton area, which is served by Rock Energy Cooperative, hundreds were without power on Thursday. Rock Energy serves 6,328 customers in the Rockton area and 4,049 in the Roscoe area.

For many in Roscoe, the lights went out around 4:40 p.m. ComEd said power was restored at 8:21 p.m. for many of these customers, while other residents were still reporting problems until an hour later. Fry Subdivision, east of 2nd Street and north of Chestnut Street in Roscoe, was still without electricity as of 10:14 p.m.

At 11 p.m. the ComEd outage map showed hundreds of outages in Winnebago County, with 571 customers  in Roscoe and 113  customers east of the village still without power. Even in the Village of Roscoe, some outages were still being evaluated.

ComEd said:

Outage Status: As of 7:21 PM CT on 2/22/2023 we indicate that 438 customer(s) are affected by a power outage in your area [including Hinkle's Wooded Acres]. Severe weather has interrupted your service. Our field crews have investigated your outage and have determined that additional resources are necessary to restore power. We are currently in the process of estimating when service will be restored.

Charter Spectrum also reported an outage and at 7 p.m. said it was taking longer than expected to repair. Service was restored later.

ComEd customers who have registered for online accounts can check the status of power outages at https://secure.comed.com/MyAccount/MyBillUsage/Pages/Secure/Check-My-Ou… .

Part of ComEd outage map

The ComEd website said:

​​A severe storm with freezing rain and strong wind gusts up to 40 mph is passing through ComEd service territory. We are closely monitoring the weather and deploying our crews to address damaged ComEd equipment and restore customer outages as quickly and safely as possible. 

We appreciate your patience as crews work to restore outages. Based on the history of similar storms of this size, we expect 80% of outages in your region to be restored by Thursday evening (2/23/23) and the majority of our remaining outages restored by Saturday evening (2/25/23). The best way to stay updated on your outage is to sign up for outage alerts at ComEd.com/Alerts.

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