Nearly six hours after severe storms swept through the area, an estimated 45% of Park Forest residents remain without power. ComEd crews continue to work on downed power lines in effort to restore service to area residents.
Park Forest would like to make residents aware of several important things related to today’s storms and the clean-up efforts to follow:
- Park Forest’s Public Works Department is in the process of clearing the nearly 72 miles of Park Forest roadway of debris to ensure that all streets are safe and accessible for motorists. This process could take a few days.
- Public Works will begin debris pick-up tomorrow. Resident with debris for pick-up should bundle that debris and leave it at the curb. Bundled branches should be five feet in length or less with no branch greater than four inches in diameter.
- Residents wishing to expedite the process of debris collection may bring collected debris to a designated drop-off location at the northeast corner of Westwood Drive and Forest Boulevard.
- The Village of Park Forest does not trim trees or remove debris on private properties.
- Residents in need of tree cutting or debris removal services should contact a Park Forest licensed contractor. A list of Park Forest licensed contractors can be found on the village’s website here.
- Residents should use extreme caution underneath trees. Some large branches may continue to fall over the next several days and pose a great danger.
- Those still without power should remain in contact with ComEd for updates. ComEd provides power outage updates via a mobile app, via their website at Comed.com, or by phone at 800-334-7661.