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Storm Update

UPDATE 6/26/2013, 9:00 a.m.: 

Power Outages 

ComEd has advised the Village that there are less than 1000 customers remaining without power in Downer Grove. The estimated restore time for all outages in this area is midnight tonight (Wed -6/26). ComEd also indicated that there will be limited cases in which power may not be restored until Thursday evening. 

The attached link to the ComEd outage map provides the location of remaining outages. Enter the zip code or address for your location to determine if your outage has been reported  

Call ComEd at 1.800.334.7661 if your location is still without power but does not appear on the map.  

Tree Debris/Damage

Village crews are on the street clearing debris and low hanging branches from parkway trees only. Clean up will continue throughout the day.

Residents are reminded of the following policies in place by the Village for handling tree debris from storms:

  • The Village is responsible for the clean up and removal of fallen branches and debris from trees located on Village-owned property, also referred to as the parkway. The parkway is the section of property typically located between the street and sidewalk, where sidewalks exist.
  • The removal of damaged branches and debris which comes from privately owned trees and vegetation is the responsibility of the property owner. 

  • Debris from private property may be disposed of according to regulations outlined in the Yard Waste program. Branches may not exceed 4 feet in length or 5 inches in diameter and must be bundled together with jute twine or uncoated string. Bundles must not exceed 2 feet in diameter, 4 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight. A sticker must be attached to each bundle.
  • Larger limbs and amounts of debris may require the assistance of a tree removal company.

    See list of licensed tree removal companies HERE. 

Weather Forecast

Be aware that heavy storms are possible today during the late morning and early afternoon hours. Be alert and prepared.

Cooling Centers

For those without power that are in need of a cooling center: 

Table 1: Cooling center locations.
LocationHours of Operation

Downers Grove Library
1050 Curtiss St. 
Mon-Fri; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lincoln Center
935 Maple Ave. 
Mon-Fri; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. to noon
Village Hall
801 Burlington Ave.
Mon-Fri; 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Police Department Lobby
825 Burlington Ave.
Mon-Fri; 8 a.m to 5 p.m.


6/24/2013, 11:15 p.m.: There are approximately 2,500 Downers Grove residents without power. ComEd is aware of the outages and is responding. They have not provided an estimated restoration time to the Village. 

6/24/2013, 8:00 p.m.: Crews are clearing debris from the roadway following tonight's storm.  Damage assessments are underway and the clearing of storm damaged parkway tree debris will begin tomorrow.  Call 630.434.5600 to report tree debris obstructing the road.