Power restoration updates

Indiana Michigan Power and Midwest Energy Cooperative have released estimates for power restoration in the Michiana area.

Midwest Energy
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, just 13 members are without power.

Twelve are in southwest Michigan, the other is in southeast Michigan.

They are confident all power will be restored by Tuesday evening.

Indiana Michigan Power
Indiana Michigan Power is sending outside contractors and employees of other utilities to restore power to customers affected by the ice and wind storm.
More than 40,000 I&M customers lost power at the peak of the outage.

As of 5 p.m., fewer than 6,000 customers are without power in Michigan and fewer than 6,000 are without power in the South Bend/Elkhart area.

The outages were caused by trees and branches on power lines and more than 41 broken poles and 27 broken cross-arms on poles.

I&M expects to have 95-percent of its Michigan customers restored by noon on Thursday with 100 percent restored by midnight Thursday.

In South Bend/Elkhart, I&M expects to restore service to 95-percent of Elkhart customers by 10 p.m. Tuesday and 100-percent by 4 p.m. Wednesday.

In South Bend, 95-percent of customers will be restored by noon Thursday with 100-percent restoration by 11 p.m. Thursday.

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