Thousands of I&M customers without power after effects from Tropical Depression Cristobal

(Photo supplied/Indiana Michigan Power)

More than 13,000 Indiana Michigan Power customers lost electricity on Tuesday, June 9 as rain and, strong winds from Tropical Depression Cristobal made way through Michiana.

I&M crews responded to the strong, frequent winds gusts that moved across Indiana Michigan Power’s service territory.

As of 10 p.m., I&M had restored power to more than two-thirds of the total customers who lost service. Approximately 4,000 customers remained without power.

Given the high winds, accompanied by heavy rainfall at times, please pay attention to several safety precautions:

  • Downed power lines. Stay away from any downed wires and report them to I&M. You
    can call 800-311-4634, report on our app or website, or call 911.
  • Trees could fall or drop limbs at any moment, please look up.
  • Standing water could hide debris or even downed wires.
  • Roads will likely be wet, slick and covered with debris.
  • Traffic lights may not be functioning. Please use caution and be mindful of first
    responders and utility workers on the roadways.
  • Crews will be following all CDC guidelines on physical distancing and we urge the
    general public not to approach our crews.

Indiana Outages: South Bend/Elkhart area: 2,500

Michigan Outages: Benton Harbor area: 890, Buchanan area: 300, Three Rivers area: 235


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