By Jim Hagerty
A problem with a northwest Rockford substation is being blamed for leaving 18,000 ComEd customers without power for around 45 minutes Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 18.
The substation, near Boylan High School, caused customers in northwest Rockford, Loves Park and Machesney Park to go dark at around 5 p.m. Crews were called to the substation shortly after the outage and quickly fixed the problem, law enforcement officials confirmed.
ComEd spokesmen could not be reached for comment and a cause of the interruption is not known as of this report.
An Exelon company, ComEd delivers electricity to 3.7 million customers across Chicago and northern Illinois.