Power was expected to be restored Wednesday night for NIPSCO customers who had been in the dark since strong storms passed through the area Sunday.
Less than 1,500 region residents were still without power Tuesday night following Sunday storms and may not have it restored until Thursday night.
CROWN POINT | A power outage Monday affected about 73 NIPSCO customers in a Crown Point neighborhood, a company spokesman said.
NIPSCO had restored power by late Saturday morning to all but about 600 of the 9,000 customers left in the dark when strong storms moved through the area Friday night.
Power had been restored by 8 a.m. today to 89 percent of the 28,000 customers affected by outages from a Thursday night storm, according to information on the NIPSCO website.
Thousands of region residents were without power yet again in the wake of another round of brief but strong thunderstorms with damaging winds Thursday night.
CALUMET CITY | When Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 Superintendent Creg Williams learned of power outages this week throughout the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana, his first concern were the giant freezers at the various high school facilities.
Ind. 2 between U.S. 231 and Interstate 65 reopened to traffic early Friday morning after being closed due to downed power lines caused by Wednesday night's storms.
ATLANTA | Passengers were being allowed to return to their gates at Atlanta's airport after a small electrical explosion at a maintenance shop knocked out some power to one of the concourses, authorities said. No one was injured.
WINFIELD | A single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning into a Kankakee Valley REMC electrical pole at Randolph Street and 121st Avenue cut power to some customers in that area, including Jerry Ross Elementary School.
VALPARAISO | A weekend power failure at the Porter County Administration Center left local property owners unable to pay the balance of their tax bills online until late Tuesday morning, the last day the bills can be paid without penalty.
HAMMOND | A problem at a substation in the city's Woodmar neighborhood Thursday cut power for about two hours to NIPSCO customers and traffic signals on the city's south side.
Winds associated with Superstorm Sandy blew through the region Tuesday, downing power lines and making for difficult driving.
HAMMOND | A tree falling on a power line Sunday night cut power to more than 700 NIPSCO customers.
Power was out for nearly 5,000 customers Saturday night, mainly in Schererville, Dyer and Munster.
Don't wait until the power goes out to start thinking, "Where's the flashlight?"
NIPSCO and Kankakee Valley REMC representatives on Friday thanked customers for their patience during the power outages that followed Tuesday's thunderstorms.
Thousands of region residents woke up Thursday morning without power for the third day following massive power outages, but NIPSCO representatives said service should be restored across the board by evening.
Power has been restored to nearly all electric customers who lost power in the wake of Tuesday's storms, utility representatives said Wednesday afternoon.
A meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the loud thunderstorms that rocked the region Wednesday night into Thursday morning and caused thousands of power outages won't do much to help with the drought.
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