Power restored to Elkhart residents

UPDATE: According to I & M, power has been restored to Elkhart due to mechanical fire.

ORIGINAL STORY: Indiana-Michigan Power says a small mechanical fire at an Elkhart substation area is to blame for thousands without power Thursday evening.

Crews responded to the substation in the 1,500 block of Hively Avenue around 4 p.m., when the fire began.

They hope to have power restored to over 3,300 people by 7 p.m.

Elkhart City Police say numerous traffic lights are out due to the outage.

INDOT will place stop signs at the following intersections:

    State Road 19 (Nappanee Street) and Lusher Avenue
    State Road 19 (Nappanee Street) and Hively Avenue
    State Road 19 (Nappanee Street) and County Road 20 (Mishawaka Avenue)

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