On account of the ongoing power outages, there are some school closings today, including South Bend Schools. South Bend students who receive breakfast and lunch can get them from the district’s meal distribution sites at Lincoln Elementary, Washington High School and LaSalle Academy between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Also closed today are Elkhart Schools, Concord Schools, St. Thomas the Apostle School and St. Vincent School in Elkhart.
Indiana Michigan Power issued their latest statement regarding power restoration:
Indiana Michigan Power has restored power to more than 80% of customers whose service was disrupted by several waves of bad weather over the weekend.
Hundreds of crews from seven states, working up to 16-hour days in icy conditions, have been working across the hard-hit South Bend/Elkhart area as well as damaged areas in southwest Michigan to restore power. Crews placed a priority on restoring power to critical and essential community establishments such as hospitals, area nursing homes, police and fire departments and area schools.
I&M identified 100 spans of wires that were down as well as a dozen broken or damaged poles, reflecting the extent of the damage caused by freezing rain, ice and snow.
More than 660 I&M and AEP employees along with our business partners will continue
restoration until the power is back on to all customers who lost service due to the New Year’s Day weekend weather.
Power to about 100 remaining southwest Michigan customers is expected to be restored Monday, and I&M estimates all remaining customers in the South Bend/Elkhart area will be restored by 3 p.m. Monday, though most customers will be restored before