FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Wednesday's strong storms brought heavy rains and high winds, but most of the area was spared any major damage.
Southwest Allen County, Huntington County, Whitley County, and Adams County appear to have the most damage, which mainly comes in the form of downed trees and power lines.
As of 5:30 a.m., United REMC and Northeastern REMC have restored power to their affected customers. Indiana Michigan Power was working to restore power to residents in Allen County, Blackford County, Grant County, and Wells County. The outages affected less than 900 customers in all four counties.
Several thousand were without power during the peak of the storms.
As of 10 a.m. Thursday, less than 300 people were without power in Allen County. A little over 100 people were also still without power in Blackford County.
Dozens of trees were cleared from roads overnight, mostly from county roads.
Flooding has not been a huge issue, but several roads having ponding. No major roads are closed in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
Counties in the NewsChannel 15 viewing area have not reported any road closures as a result of flooding.
Officials in Wabash County and Kosciusko County have reported some closures due to flooding and downed trees and power lines.
OSSIAN GAS LEAK
Police and firefighters in Ossian evacuated several residents around the 400 block of Lafever Street due to a gas leak. Bluffton police dispatchers said around 11 p.m. officers were called to 412 West Lafever Street after a tree came down and pulled a gas meter from a home.
Firefighters evacuated several residents as a precaution. Residents were allowed back into their homes around 4 a.m.
The Mercer County Emergency Management Office reported a barn and nearby structure was destroyed by high winds near Rockford around 11:30 Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio.
Damage assessments will continue through Thursday.
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