FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) –
UPDATE: At 5 p.m. Sunday, I&M reports 10,000 customers without power.
Although crews worked throughout the day to restore thousands of customers’ power, the continuing strong winds caused additional outages.
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Almost 6,000 Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) customers are without power as the area experiences wind gusts up to 64 miles per hour.
As of noon Sunday, I&M reports 400 employees and contractors are out restoring power to those who have lost service.
The approximate number of customers who lost service in each area is as follows:
- Northeast Indiana, including Fort Wayne: 1,200
- North-central Indiana, including South Bend and Elkhart: 150
- East-central Indiana, including Muncie and Marion: 3,100
- Southwest Michigan: 1,500
I&M strongly encourages the public to be aware of the dangers posed by strong winds, including downed power lines. If you see one, report it immediately by calling 800-311-4634 (Indiana) or 800-311-6424 (Michigan).
While driving, watch out for flying debris, and downed trees and branches.