Indiana-Michigan Power reports 19,000+ customers without power

(Krystal Vivian/95.3 MNC)

Storms packing strong winds and heavy rain rolled across parts of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan on Monday, June 20, downing trees and utility poles and leaving thousands of electricity customers without service.

The National Weather Service said torrential fell at a rate of 1 to 2 inches in some places, causing localized flooding.

At the height of the outages, more than 32,000 Indiana-Michigan Power customers were without electricity.

The majority of the outages were reported in St. Joseph County in Indiana and Berrien County in Michigan, according to Indiana Michigan Power.

In St. Joseph County, most county roads affected by storm damage or flood waters re-opened to traffic. However,  Day Road remained closed from Currant Rd to Bittersweet Road due to downed power lines.

In LaPorte County, police closed Indiana 39 from U.S. 20 to the Michigan state line after utility poles fell onto the highway. Fallen trees blocked other nearby county roads.

Anyone who sees a downed line is asked to contact I&M at 800-311-4634.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

6 a.m. Indiana Michigan Power outages:

Elkhart Co., IN 146
LaPorte Co., IN 2,199
Madison Co., IN 265
St. Joseph Co., IN 9,843
Berrien Co., MI 6,163
Cass Co., MI 159
St. Joseph Co., MI 129
Van Buren Co., MI 128
IN totals: 12,453
MI totals: 6,579
Total Outages 19,032

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