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Storms, gusty winds bring power outages to central Indiana



Indiana – Following severe storms throughout the area, this weekend, customers with several different energy companies throughout Indiana reported power outages.

Customers with AES, Duke Energy, and Indiana-Michigan Power all reported outages to varying degrees.

As of 9 p.m. Sunday, around 2,600 Indiana-Michigan Power customers were without service in the Hoosier state, many of which were in the Marion area. Approximate outage counts conducted by the company for the following areas were:

• South Bend/Elkhart area: 200
• Muncie area: 350
• Marion area: 2,100

The power company also provided customers with estimated times for power restoration:

• South Bend area: 11 p.m. Sunday
• Elkhart area: 7 p.m. Sunday
• East Central Indiana (includes Muncie, Marion, Winchester areas): 11 p.m. Sunday

The company has brought in additional crews from Iowa, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Michigan, and southern Indiana to assist.

Duke Energy initially had around 8,000 reported customer outages in the area around Kokomo and Greentown. As of 10:30 p.m. Saturday, that number was down to 240 and as of Sunday, the map shows less than 30 outages in the area.

Local crews have been responding all day to the outages and that outside contractors have also been brought in, a spokesperson with the company said Saturday.

AES no longer has any customers reporting outages in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, to the power company’s online outage map. 3,079 customers reported outages as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday and as of 10:15 p.m., 381 customers are without power, an AES spokesperson said.

A full statement from AES can be read below:

“Earlier this morning we experienced severe weather that went through our service territory, including high winds that reached up to 45-50 mph at times. Our crews responded as quickly and safely as possible to damage caused by the storms, including downed trees and power lines.”