Rockford Scanner™: COMED Activates emergency response teams




 

From COMED:
We’ve activated our emergency response teams and over 200 crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power to customers experiencing outages due to this afternoons storm.

If you see a downed wire, please call 1-800-334-7661 immediately. Consider all downed wires energized and extremely dangerous.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Almost 1,000 customers without power in Winnebago County




 

As of 2:45 pm today, there is almost 1,000 customers without power in Winnebago County. 

There is a large power outage on the west side of the county.

Comed is currently looking into the situation. There is no cause of the power outage at the time of writing this. No estimated restore time at the time of writing this. Still developing.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Robberies, Possible Shooting, And A Power Outage




Sources are reporting a few scenes in the area

  • Power outage earlier today near 173 and West ln. Unknown on the cause of the power outage at the time of writing this
  • Reports of numerous police surrounding the area of the 1000 block of Broadway.  We been told there was a serious incident that took place, but RPD has yet to release information.  We been told there was a robbery and the victim was injured during the robbery (Possibly shot)
  • Robbery near School st and Johnston

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Several Accidents And Almost 4,500 Without Power Still





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Sources are reporting the road conditions are still poor out there.

Numerous accident have happened in the last 12 hours.

Vehicle has rolled over near Montague and Meridian.

Vehicles in the ditches and many minor accidents being reported.

I-90 at State st, westbound lanes. Accident with multiple injuries.

Another one:  Bad accident 2 miles west of the Irene Rd exit on I-90 going westbound. Traffic is down to one lane that direction

Theres also power outages being reported.  As of 12:30 pm there are 4,500 customers without power in Winnebago County






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Rockford Scanner™: Blown Transformer, Many Without Power





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RS fan  Suellen Anderson is saying:
“Blown transformer on Blackhawk about 1/2 miles west of 35th st. 1000 customers out. Fire dept has road blocked and crews are in the buckets now”

 

 






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Rockford Scanner™: Blown Transformer in Rockford, Possible Power Outage





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Sources are reporting a blown transformer in Rockford.

It happened near  611 Iroquois Ave in Rockford.

A transformer has blown, no reports of fire but it is sparking.

We been told the power is out in the area, but Comed has yet to confirm this.






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Several Wires Down, Transformers Blown, Branches Down Due To Weather Conditions. Comed Is Backed Up



Local emergency personnel and Comed are pretty busy this afternoon dealing with weather related calls.  As the winds gusts up around 45 mph, tree branches are falling down and transformers are blowing up and wires are coming down.

There are numerous calls all over the area.

Lexington, Robey, N Main, Grand ave,Bell School,N Horsman,  Riverside, Grendale, 15th st, 7th ave.  These are just a few of many places around town experiencing weather related calls.

Comed said they are backed up and restore times might be delayed

 







Rockford Scanner™: Roscoe-Rockton Power Outage



Rock Energy Cooperative is reporting a power outage across Rockton and Roscoe area that is affecting around 1,283 costumers or around 32.5%.

They said crews have been notified, but the cause is unknown at this time. There is no estimated time on when it will be restored.

Who is without power in the Roscoe/Rockton area?








Rockford Scanner™: Low Flying Helicopter, Doing COMED Line Work



 

 

 

Harlem-Roscoe Fire will be assisting Commonwealth Edison this morning near the Ralston Road Bridge.

Commonwealth Edison will have a helicopter over the river doing line work
and Harlem-Roscoe Fire will have a boat in the water and medical unit on scene until their work is complete.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Power Pole, Driver Flees



Just before 2 am this morning, several emergency personnel were responding to an accident in Belvidere. 

It happened in the 900 block of Julien. That is near Oak. 

A vehicle has crashed into a power pole and snapped it in two different areas.

Power lines are also down. 

The occupants fled from the vehicle. 

Police were able to detain at least one of the people they believed that fled from the vehicle. 

Power is out in the area. Unknown on restore times.