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Downed line cuts power

A power line downed by a tree prompted an outage of nearly four hours for 84 Indiana Michigan Power customers in Elkhart County.

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May 21, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.

ELKHART — Eighty-four Elkhart County Indiana Michigan Power customers lost power after a tree or a tree limb fell, downing a power line.

Company spokeswoman Erica Putt said the outage lasted from around 5 a.m. to shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 21. The tree or tree limb knocked down a power line, halting service to the impacted customers. The downed line has since been fixed.

There were some scattered outages in Berrien County, Mich., and in the South Bend area as well, Putt said.

The outage map for power company NIPSCO indicated two Goshen area customers were without power as of Tuesday morning.

Indiana Michigan Power serves parts of western Elkhart County.

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