Duke working to restore remaining 20,000 outtages after Sunday storms

Duke working to restore remaining 20,000 outtages after Sunday storms

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A fast-moving November storm marched across the Midwest yesterday knocking out power to more than 90,000 Duke Energy customers throughout Indiana, including many in the WSLM listening area.

Duke Energy crews and contractors worked throughout the night assessing damage and made good progress restoring service.

As of about 4 p.m. Monday, approximately 20,000 customers were out of service.

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Kokomo and Lafayette were the hardest hit areas. (As of 4 p.m., Kokomo had 10,000 customers out of service and Lafayette had 8,000.). Damage from the storm was described as extremely severe in many areas. Trees were uprooted, poles snapped and power lines knocked to the ground. Power is estimated to be restored to most customers in Kokomo and Lafayette by  noon Wednesday, although service will be restored to many customers before then. Below are additional restoration times for other areas:

Lafayette

12 Noon Weds

Kokomo

12 Noon Weds

Attica

12 Noon Weds

Noblesville

10pm Mon

Wabash

7am Tues

Huntington

Normal by event

Plainfield

8pm Mon

Rochester

Normal by event

New Castle

Normal by event

Carmel

Normal by event

 

Terre Haute

5pm Mon

Bloomington

5pm Mon

Greencastle

7pm Mon

Clinton

5pm Mon

Martinsville

7pm Mon

 

Columbus

Midnight Mon

Seymour

Normal by event

Greensburg

6pm Mon

Madison

6pm Mon

 

These estimated restoration times are the worst case. Many customers will have power restored sooner, so we are encouraging customers – through social and traditional media – to call our Indiana automated outage reporting system at 800.343.3525 to get specific information about their locations.

We have every available resource working on the outages—employees, contractors, and we’re bringing in crews from our affiliate companies in Ohio and the Carolinas to help speed up restoration.

Anyone without power who has special needs or who relies on electric-powered life support equipment should consider finding alternative living arrangements until power can be restored.

Safety remains critically important during restoration efforts. Avoid downed power lines. They should be considered energized and dangerous. Please call 911 and Duke Energy to report downed lines.

On the roads, please slow down or move over if you see Duke Energy crews or emergency management crews working along the side the road. Help make sure the folks working to restore power finish the job and get home to their families safely.