October 22, 2019

Thousands Still Without Power In NW Indiana After High Winds

A map on NIPSCO's website shows power outages Monday morning. - NIPSCO.com

A map on NIPSCO's website shows power outages Monday morning.

NIPSCO.com

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Several thousand homes and businesses remain without power in northwestern Indiana, one day after high winds toppled power lines in the region.

Northern Indiana Public Service Co.'s website shows that more than 7,000 of the utility's customers were still in the dark late Tuesday morning.

High winds spawned by thunderstorms had cut power to more than 50,000 NIPSCO customers at one point Monday before crews began efforts to repair fallen power lines and damaged utility poles.

Most of the remaining outages were in the city of Gary and adjacent East Chicago.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the outages forced Purdue University Northwest's Hammond campus to cancel all classes and activities Monday. But power to the campus has since been restored.

Support independent journalism today. You rely on WFYI to stay informed, and we depend on you to make our work possible. Donate to power our nonprofit reporting today. Give now.

 

Related News

Pence: 'Mistakes were made' in classified records handling
Indiana worker elected to UAW executive board hopes to ‘transform’ union, make leaders accountab
Farm Bureau outlines priorities for legislative session