NewsLocal News / July 1, 2014

Storms Leave Thousands In Indiana Without Power

Associated Press
Storms Leave Thousands In Indiana Without Power

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 140,000 Indiana homes and businesses this morning were without power following severe overnight storms that cut power to communities across the northern and central counties.

Four of Indiana's largest utilities reported nearly 149,000 homes and businesses without power as of daybreak Tuesday as storms were still pushing their way across the region.

The National Weather Service says high winds knocked down trees, tree limbs and power lines across parts of northern and central Indiana and there were widespread reports of property damage.

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. reported more than 86,000 of its customers without power, while Indiana Michigan Power had nearly 30,000 customers in the dark. Indianapolis Power & Light reported more than 20,000 outages and Duke Energy had more than 12,000.