Power returns to South Bend after third outage in four days
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Electricity has been restored to those who live and work just south of the University of Notre Dame's campus after a third power outage in a week.
The number of customers without power was 3,519 at 4 a.m.
Areas in the Northeast side of the city included Leeper Park, Eddy Street Commons, Portage Avenue to California Ave, and Twyckenham Drive from south of Angela Boulevard to Sunnymeade Ave.
Multiple traffic lights out on South Bend Ave. near Eddy St. due to the power outage. pic.twitter.com/bEZ6SafO8W— Abby Lutz (@abbyjlutz) July 19, 2018
I&M says a cable malfunctioned in an underground subsystem, which triggered a breaker.
Outage Update: An outage affecting approx 3,500 South Bend area customers should be restored around 10am. The cause is an underground equipment issue.— I&M (@IN_MI_Power) July 19, 2018
An outage in the same area was caused by an underground fire in Downtown South Bend on Monday and a widespread outage in Mishawaka was caused by a fallen tree on Tuesday.
Customers northwest of the South Bend International Airport, near the Indiana Toll Road and Cleveland Road did experience a planned outage. I&M says these customers were notified.