Overhead power lines

Overhead power lines crisscross the Region.

EAST CHICAGO — Thousands of NIPSCO customers are currently being affected by power outages here.

About 4,200 customers were reported affected as of 8:30 p.m. on the NIPSCO power outages map.

The first reported outage occurred around 8 p.m.

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Crews are currently assigned to the affected areas. Equipment failure is the cause for the outages, according to NIPSO. 

Power is expected to be restored before 10 p.m. 

Check back at nwi.com for updates as they become available.

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Allie covers South Lake County municipal government, development and breaking news for The Times. She comes to the Region from Lebanon, Indiana. She is a proud Ball State University graduate.