Power restored to 1000s on Fort Wayne’s SW-side after equipment issue at substation

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A widespread power outage impacted thousands of customers on Fort Wayne’s southwest side Wednesday.

Indiana Michigan Power said a substation outage cut power to some 5,400 customers south of Illinois Road, west of Getz Road, and north of Engle Road.

I&M said the outage was due to an equipment issue in the substation.

Indiana Michigan Power outage map shown June 9, 2021.

The outages led to traffic back-ups at several intersections, including along heavily traveled Jefferson Boulevard.

Crews were able to restore power just before 2 p.m.

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