6,500 I&M customers lose power in early stages of storm

6,500 I&M customers lose power in storm

The storm that brought light snow across Northwest Indiana on Wednesday afternoon, and was forecast to increase in intensity overnight, was more intense in Southwest Michigan, where Indiana Michigan Power reported thousands of power outages. I&M had restored power to about 90 percent of customers who lost service due to heavy snow. As of 2:15 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, about 650 customers remained without service, and power to most was expected to be restored by 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Earlier Wednesday, the utility reported about 6,500 outages, the majority in the Benton Harbor area and about 1,900 near Buchanan. I&M was cautioning customers in the Michiana area that heavy, wet snow was expected to continue and could cause additional outages. As of late Wednesday afternoon, NIPSCO had not reported any snow-related outages in northern Indiana.

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