This morning, thousands of people throughout Chicago were without electricity, as dangerous strong frosts swept the region.

According to ComEd, as of 8:30 am, just under 3,000 people in Cook County were without electricity. In DeKalb County, 624 people were without electricity as of 11 am, while 1,028 people were without electricity in Lake County.

ComEd has previously increased its staffing and prepared the equipment to reduce the response time to the call-in preparation for the bitter cold, the company said in a statement yesterday.

ComEd recalled that it was never worth approaching a disconnected power line or approaching brigades working to restore power, since they could work on running electrical equipment, and the zone could be dangerous.