Indiana Michigan Power employees, contractors and mutual assistance crews will
continue working overnight to restore power after record-breaking winds Monday night disrupted power to 40,700 customers.
I&M has restored power to nearly 15,000 customers in less than 24 hours, with more than 25,900 customers without service as of 9 p.m. on Tuesday night. A majority of those customers are in the hard-hit southwest Fort Wayne and Waynedale areas.
On Wednesday, more than 900 I&M line workers, forestry experts, support crews, contractors and mutual assistance personnel will work together to restore power. Mutual assistance personnel are traveling from Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
Crews will work long hours in the excessive heat to restore service to those affected by the
APPROXIMATE OUTAGE COUNTS AND ESTIMATED RESTORATION TIMES:
Fort Wayne Area 20,393 11 p.m. Thursday
Avilla Area 2,438 11 p.m. Wednesday
Decatur Area 384 3 p.m. Wednesday
South Bend Area — RESTORED
Elkhart Area — RESTORED
Benton Harbor Area 1,119 8 p.m. Wednesday
Buchanan Area Less than 15 8 p.m. Wednesday
Three Rivers Area 1,524 11 p.m. Wednesday
Numerous trees and limbs snapped and damaged electrical equipment. So far, I&M damage
assessors, with the assistance of drones, have found:
• More than 145 broken or damaged poles
• 20 damaged transformers
• More than 350 individual spans of downed wires