(La Porte, IN) - Powerful winds today resulted in a large power outage in La Porte.
According to NIPSCO, slightly more than 700 customers were without power in La Porte at 3 p.m. Some of the outages were in the downtown area.
NIPSCO spokesperson Tara McElmurry said many customers experienced outages throughout the utility’s northern Indiana service area. Gusts of up to 60 to 70 miles per hour knocked down trees and tree limbs onto power lines.
“That’s causing some damage to our systems,” McElmurry said.
NIPSCO reported close to 6,000 customers without power throughout its customer service area. McElmurry estimated service could be restored to all La Porte customers before 5 p.m.