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An underground fire caused a massive power outage May 15, 2014. (Google Maps)
What's affected by the South Bend power outage?

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

Below is a developing list of information to help you understand how the South Bend power outage that began on Thursday, May 15, will affect Elkhart County. Email if you have a question you’d like us to answer.

I & M workers predict they will have power restored to South Bend by noon Sunday, May 18, our news partner WNDU reported.


Elkhart Truth newspaper delivery

The Elkhart Truth is printed in the South Bend Tribune building, which is currently without power. Only one-third of Friday’s edition was printed and delivered. 

As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, the printing presses were up and running again. but subscribers should expect Friday’s newspaper to arrive with Saturday’s.


Entertainment/Night Life

There will still be dining in downtown South Bend tonight, as generators and refrigerated trucks are being brought in, The Elkhart Truth’s news partner WNDU reported.

See for a quick list of some popular restaurants that will be open for the duration of the power outage. 

Notre Dame graduation

Dennis Brown, a spokesperson with the University of Notre Dame, confirmed the school has full power and there won't be any changes to the commencement schedule.

Notre Dame commencement takes place 9 a.m. Sunday, May 18, at Notre Dame Stadium. The Notre Dame area doesn't appear to be affected by the outage, but the Doubletree hotel downtown was 100 percent booked this weekend and is entirely without power. The hotel is diverting reservations to Mishawaka and Elkhart.


Saint Mary’s College graduation

Saint Mary's College is making dorm rooms available for families who booked hotel rooms downtown, as reported by WNDU. Graduation will go on as planned. 


Goshen High School Prom

Goshen High School confirmed that it’s still planning to hold prom tomorrow night at the Palais Royale in downtown South Bend.


March for Babies Michiana

Non-profit organization March of Dimes will continue to hold the March for Babies Michiana at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Coveleski Stadium in South Bend.


Morris Performing Arts Center

The Morris’ box office was closed Friday, May 16, but will reopen with normal hours Monday, May 19, according to a recording on its answering machine. Meanwhile, tickets can be ordered online. The Morris’ website shows there are no events planned for the weekend.


Emergency services and hospitals

The emergency room at Memorial Hospital in South Bend is diverting ambulances to other hospitals

Read on to find out more.



Officers will be monitoring traffic at intersections to ensure safe travel, a news release from the South Bend Police Department said. However, drivers are asked to find alternate routes when possible.

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