AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of downed power lines and tree limbs due to strong winds forecast through Wednesday morning across Illinois.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for much of Illinois, warning of winds with gusts of 45 to 50 mph. Forecasters say the combination of high winds with ice-covered trees and power lines from Tuesday's winter storm could mean power outages.
ComEd said Tuesday that 400 crews have restored power to more than 40,000 customers. ComEd says another 6,900 customers are waiting for electricity to be restored.
The weather service says the storm brought up to 6 inches of snow to far northern Illinois and up to a half-inch of ice at airports in Aurora and Chicago. Service was suspended on two Chicago commuter train lines.