Power out, Johnson Road blocked in La Porte

A tree fell and took down power and phone lines on Johnson Road in LaPorte around 7 p.m. Monday.

According to the power outage website for NIPSCO, 18 customers in La Porte were affected by power outages. 

Johnson Road was blocked off while crews repaired the damage.

Neighbors say their yards were drenched with water and they think it was the heavy water flow and winds that knocked the tree down. 

Sharon Swanson has lived on Johnson Road for 40 years and says she's never seen anything like it. 

“I was just cooking supper and there was a sound, and then there was another sound, and then the electricity went off and then it came on. It went off. It was just dead,”  Swanson said. “It's not fun to have your power out. You have to start your generators and everything that deals with power out.”
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