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Call to Action - Check on your Neighbors; Residents Without Power Encouraged to Seek Alternative Accommodations


ComEd reported that 625 Highland Park customers remain without electricity. ComEd is working as quickly as possible to assess the cause of outages and make repairs. The City has informed ComEd that it is imperative that estimated times of restoration be shared with customers as soon as possible. The City has not been provided an estimated time of restoration for the remaining outages in Highland Park but ComEd crews are in the community working to restore power. Please continue to check for updates as well as the City website We will continue to share information as reported to the City by ComEd. Please also sign up for the City's eNews to receive important information and updates from the City. 
In order to prevent frozen pipes overnight, residents without power are encouraged to run a small trickle of water on all water fixtures in your home. Please also ensure that any portable generators are used outdoors only due to carbon monoxide emissions. Never run a portable generator indoors.
The overnight forecast calls for a low temperature of 16 °F. The City is calling upon residents to check on neighbors, especially elderly residents, to ensure their well-being. Should you be concerned about the well-being of a neighbor, the Police Department can conduct well-being checks, especially for the elderly. To request a well-being check, contact the Police Department Non-Emergency Number at 847.432.7730. 
Due to the lack of an estimated time of restoration, residents currently without power are also encouraged to seek alternative overnight accommodations for this evening. Area hotels are reporting that rooms are filling due to the extensive number of power outages in the region. 
The Police Department has increased patrols for neighborhoods which remain without power to ensure public safety. 
Warming Centers
Residents may seek relief from cold temperatures at the Highland Park Police Department, 1677 Old Deerfield Road, which serves as the City's 24-hour warming center.
Damage to Property from Snow Removal Operations 
Snow plowing is performed under difficult weather and traffic conditions. Occasionally, areas adjacent to a street can be damaged without the knowledge of plow operator. Any hardscape or streetscape items within right-of-way remain the homeowner's responsibility. Lawns damaged unintentionally by a City plow truck will be repaired the following spring, upon receiving notification by the homeowner. If a mailbox was damaged by City plow equipment, please call Public Works at 847.432.0807 within 48 hours of damage. 

Refuse and Recycling Services Postponed to Tuesday, November 27
Lakeshore Recycling Systems suspended all refuse and recycling services today, Monday, November 26 due to weather conditions. Refuse and recycling pick up will resume tomorrow, on Tuesday, November 27 weather permitting. Residents with Monday service will be picked up on Tuesday. Service will be delayed by one day throughout the week of November 26.
To Report a Public Works Concern
To report a Public Works concern during non-business hours, please contact Highland Park Police Non-Emergency at 847.432.7730. In an emergency, please dial 911.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Posted November 26, 2018 at 7:12 PM.