FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) _ The heavy snowfall in northern Indiana has caused many power outages in the area.
Major utilities report nearly 40,000 homes and businesses were without electricity Wednesday morning scattered throughout the state's northern tier from the Gary area across to Fort Wayne.
Indiana Michigan Power says it has about 7,000 outages in Allen County, which includes Fort Wayne. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. has several thousand outages in northwestern Indiana's Lake and Porter counties.
The National Weather Service office says more than 5 inches of snow has fallen at its office midway between South Bend and Fort Wayne.