Large Branch Falls on Power Lines Taking Out Power to Part of Dixon

Large Branch Falls on Power Lines Taking Out Power to Part of Dixon

Some Dixon residents suddenly found themselves without power Wednesday about 7pm.

The power outage was due to a very large tree branch breaking away and falling on some power lines.  The incident occurred on 5th street near Peoria Avenue.

A large amount of sparks and fire balls could be seen coming from the lines and a nearby transformer.  Power lines came down and Dixon Police quickly blocked off the street.

About 145 customers from 5th street to 1st street West of Galena Avenue were affected.  As of the writing of this, Comed expected to have power restored and the lines repaired by late Wednesday evening.