Continued power outages across Michiana amidst high winds

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Indiana Michigan Power has announced that as of 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, approximately 8,000 customers were still without power. At peak there were 10,500 people sitting in the dark.

I&M has said that the recent cold front that brought in high winds to the state have caused widespread outages, with the strongest wind reaching 60 mph in Fort Wayne.

Crews are continuing to work on the outages throughout the day, but the wind is slowing work and I&M says there will likely be additional losses of power.

As of 4 p.m. Michigan had 3,200 outages and Indiana had 4,850.

As of 9 p.m. I&M crews have restored power to more than 10,000 customers with around 3,450 people still without power.

Numbers fluctuated throughout the day as winds damaged more structures causing more than 14,000 people in total to be affected with peak numbers hitting 12,000.

Outage counts are as follows:

  • Michigan total customers: 2,200
    • Benton Harbor area: 1,250
    • Buchanan area: 600
    • Three Rivers area: 350
  • Indiana total customers: 1,250
    • Fort Wayne area: 500
    • South Bend/Elkhart area: 100
    • Muncie/Marion area: 650
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