Wheaton 4th of July Events Canceled

The Wheaton Park District has canceled all Fourth of July festivities, including the fireworks, parade and carnival.

The Wheaton Park District has canceled all Fourth of July festivities planned for this year, including the and carnival on July 3 and on July 4.

According to a message from the park district, all activities are canceled due to the July 1 storm. DuPage County has proclaimed that a "State of Emergency" exists in Wheaton.

With power lines and trees down throughout the city—including a major part of the Fourth of July parade route on Main Street, it's unclear when ComEd will clear all hazards, said City of Wheaton Spokeswoman Susan Bishel.

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Wheaton City Manager Don Rose said there is no estimation of a time ComEd will be available to restore the power lines that are down in and around the DuPage County complex. He said it's "doubtful" that the downed power lines on Manchester Road, in the fairgrounds and along the parade route on Main Street will be removed by the time of the parade.

Rose added that there is no estimated time of return of services to ComEd customers on the north side of Wheaton. According to ComEd's outage map, approximately 18,000 customers lost power Sunday. As of around 9 p.m. Monday, 5,590 customers remained without power in Wheaton.

The Fourth of July 2012 activities have not been rescheduled, according to the message from the park district. Residents with questions may email dnovak@wheatonparks.org or abendy@wheatonparks.org.

For information on other local Fourth of July celebrations, check out Patch's compilation of fireworks displays in DuPage County, and if we missed something, add the event in the comments!

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dig dug July 04, 2012 at 03:57 AM
I'm going to hang out at Charlottes.
Charlotte Eriksen July 04, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Hm. I'll prepare a roast.
Eleni July 04, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Seriously those that are complaining....STOP....I cant stop thinking of the poor residents who still have no power, which means no air conditioning during the hottest days.............Lets all hope that those people are safe.............
Tom Mouhelis July 06, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Safety is our first concern, do I miss the parade yes I do. I spent 30 years in the usaf and I truly enjoy the freedoms we have. but a parade with all the distructions is not the time
Gregg Slapak July 06, 2012 at 02:02 AM
agree, Tom


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