Power restored on North Side

The energy company's trucks are shown in this file image.

January 13, 2010 2:13:10 PM PST
ComEd said a squirrel caused a power outage that left 1,700 customers on the city's North Side without power for a couple hours Wednesday. Customers from Cornelia to Diversey and Broadway to Sheffield were affected. The transformer is at 614 West Belmont.

"Squirrel contact caused a fuse to blow," said a ComEd official.