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POWERLESS: Friday's wind storm still causing wide-spread problems

July 1, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Although electricity was quickly restored in Whitley County from Friday afternoon's powerful storms, other nearby areas are not faring nearly as well.

Utility crews were still working to restore electricity to about 74,000 customers in northern Indiana two days after a storm that packed winds as high as 91 mph hit the state.

Indiana Michigan Power reported most of those without power were in the Fort Wayne area, where 62,000 customers remained without power Sunday morning. The utility projects that electricity in Allen County should be restored by late Wednesday night.

Indiana Michigan says it has restored electricity to 44,000 customers of 118,000 who lost power after the storm downed power lines throughout the area Friday. Another storm early Saturday caused additional disruptions.

Power was expected to be restored in the South Bend area by late Sunday night.

The storms also caused outages in Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells counties.

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