FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — After heavy rain and ice moved across northeast Indiana Wednesday, electric companies reported numerous outages totaling in the thousands.
By Thursday afternoon, thousands across northeast Indiana were still without power.
At 2:43 p.m. Thursday, Indiana Michigan Power reported more than 2,500 customers in the area around Hamilton, Indiana, were without electricity, according to its outage map.
I&M updated its outage map at 6:28 p.m. and reported there were less than 25 customers in the area still without power.
The company told WANE 15 Wednesday that a substation went down in the area.
I&M also said Thursday’s weather conditions like high winds could possibly cause more outages, but crews are ready to respond if that happens.
At 5:30 p.m., I&M sent out a release saying crews had restored power to more than 90% of customers who were affected by the ice storms and that the rest of the affected customers should have power restored by 10:00 p.m. Thursday.
Steuben County REMC had more than 2,500 customers in the dark on its outage map Wednesday night, with more than a third of those outages being around Angola.
At 10:05 p.m. Thursday, over 900 Steuben County REMC customers were still without power.
Trine University told WANE 15 power is out at academic buildings on campus, and in-person classes were canceled. The University Center still has power and is providing food for students.
NIPSCO also reported thousands of outages within its coverage area at 7:03 p.m. Thursday, including over 900 customers without power around Angola and over 600 customers without power around Fremont.
By 9:13 p.m., NIPSCO reported around 900 outages between Angola and Fremont customers.
Between the three power companies, roughly 900 customers in northeast Indiana were still without power around 4:00 p.m. Friday.