LAKE COUNTY — Power was restored about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday for about 8,600 NIPSCO customers in the Crown Point and Merrillville areas, a spokeswoman said.
The outage lasted about two hours and was caused by an equipment failure at a substation in Merrillville, NIPSCO spokeswoman Tara McElmurry said.
All affected customers had their power restored by 12:30 p.m., she said.
To report a power outage to NIPSCO, call 1-800-464-7726 or text "OUT" to 444111.
If possible, outages may also be reported online at www.nipsco.com/outages/power-outages/report-a-power-outage.
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