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Full power finally back in Yorkville subdivision

Updated: February 14, 2014 6:16AM

YORKVILLE — It appears the Bristol Bay subdivision is fully powered again — at least for now.

Friday morning, power was restored to the garage blocks in the subdivision condominiums. That followed a week where condo residents endured some hardships, including one who could not get her car out all week thanks to the power outage.

It also followed a week of residents bouncing back and forth between ComEd, Vanguard Community Management of Schaumburg, the condo property manager, and the city of Yorkville.

“There was not a lot the city could do,” said Alderman Joel Frieders, 3rd Ward, who got texts, emails, phone calls and Facebook posts all week about the situation. “They have a very slow-to-react property management company.”

Problems started during the below-zero weather Monday, when an electric transformer blew up and burned, and left the condos without power. ComEd was able to restore power to the condos, but for some reason, power did not return to the garages, and it remained that way until Friday morning.

Frieders said although the city had no particular jurisdiction in the matter, a city worker went to the subdivision and checked on it. But it had to wait until the management company could get the power restored Friday morning.

“It was an easy fix,” said Laurie Wise, the onsite property manager for Vanguard. “We got that resolved.”

What likely is not resolved is the overall power situation in Bristol Bay. It appears that while ComEd was able to restore power, a more permanent fix awaits when the ground thaws.

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