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Strong Storms Produce Power Outages

(La Porte County, IN) - NIPSCO is reporting more than 40,000 power outages in its northern Indiana service area this morning.  The outages are from strong storms overnight.


According to NIPSCO, there were over 1,600 outages in the La Porte area at 6 a.m. this morning

and 370 in the Michigan City area.  NIPSCO says there are more than 600 power outages in Westville, over 400 outages in the Union Mills area and more than 1,400 outages in the Walkerton area.  There were also more than 80 outages at 6 a.m. in the Rolling Prairie area.


La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner said crews have been out

since midnight reopening roads blocked by fallen trees, limbs and power lines.  Werner said just a handful of roads such as Small Road were still closed this morning.  “It’s bad enough as it is but we have seen worse,” he said.

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