South Side hospital loses electricity after temps dip below zero

A South Side hospital lost electricity Tuesday morning after temperatures dipped below zero last night.

There was a power surge at Roseland Community Hospital, located at 45 W. 111th Street, after one or more transformers blew out.  It happened around 9:45 a.m.  The hospital president said backup generators immediately began working and are still operating.  No patients were in danger, according to the administrator.

By noon, 60 percent of the power was restored according to a Commonwealth Edison representative.

The hospital expects to regain full power later Tuesday afternoon.

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