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Car Takes Out Pole at Hammer's

(La Porte County, IN) - A motor vehicle striking a NIPSCO pole resulted in several hundred power outages in the Michigan City area late this morning.


At about 11 a.m., emergency responders were called to the area of U.S. 20 and Johnson Road. Witnesses say a NIPSCO pole was broken in two and the upper half of the pole was dangling above the ground from the power lines.


“We do have a NIPSCO pole that is completely taken out here,” one of the responding police officers stated.


According to witnesses, the vehicle came to rest beside Hammer’s restaurant.


So far, we don’t know if there were any injuries.  NIPSCO reported over 400 customers were without power after the collision.  


We’ll provide more details as they become available.

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