Early morning storms lead to power outages

(Photo Supplied/Indiana Michigan Power)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): More than 2200 Indiana Michigan Power customers were without service after a wave of thunderstorms pushed through the Fort Wayne area this morning.

As of 9:30 AM, 233 customers are without power.

The storm, which was more severe to the south of Fort Wayne, brought down limbs and trees throughout the region, and caused a number of utility pole fires from presumed lightning strikes.

Spokesperson Erica Putt tells WOWO news there are a total of nine outages throughout Fort Wayne, the largest of which is near the IPFW campus, affecting around 1,350 customers.

Another outage on Pettit Avenue has affected around 400 customers.

Putt says there’s currently no restoration time available for either of the major outages. Crews have been dispatched.

Indiana Michigan Power’s outage map listed problems for customers in Michigan as well as of 6am, with several thousand without power in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties.

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