More than 800 remain without power after Wednesday's severe storms

Thousands of people in northern Indiana lost power Wednesday as severe storms moved through the area.

(Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)
Posted on June 19, 2014 at 6:32 a.m.

More than 800 customers are still without power Thursday morning after severe storms moved through northern Indiana Wednesday afternoon and overnight.

In Elkhart County, an estimated 170 customers remained without power as of 8:30 a.m., Indiana and Michigan Power said in a press release. Those customers can expect power to be restored by 8 p.m. Thursday.

In St. Joseph County, 700 customers are still without power, which I&M expects to restore by 3 p.m.

Less than 200 customers in Michigan, mostly near Buchanan, can expect their power to be restored by 5 p.m.

“Crews are working to restore those customers as well as hundreds more who lost power as the result of a second storm that passed through overnight.,” the press release said.

At 9:15 a.m. Thursday, NIPSCO reported only one customer in Elkhart without power.

Storms moved into the area around 2 p.m. Wednesday. After the storm, dispatchers in the city of Elkhart and Elkhart County said there were several reports of downed power lines, downed trees and transformers on fire.


The National Weather Service forecasts a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms for Thursday, mostly after 4 p.m., with a high of 82 degrees. See the elkharttruth.com weather page for more information.

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