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Tens of Thousands Lose Power in Winter Storm

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Approximately 34-thousand customers across Northern Indiana Public Service Company's territory were without power early today, as heavy, wet snow and high winds packed a punch in the latest winter storm to hit Northwest Indiana. As of 10 am that number was down to approximately 20-thousand as crews continue to make repairs. NIPSCO urges everyone to stay away from downed power lines. There are multiple ways to report an outage to NIPSCO:
Online: Report an outage online at www.nipsco.com  (go to Outage Center link at the NIPSCO website)
Mobile Device: m.nipsco.com
Phone: Call 1-800-4-NIPSCO (or 1-800-464-7726) 24 hours a day to report an electrical power outage:
NIPSCO says you may request a call back once power has been restored. If you have electricity in some parts of your home but not others, officials say to check to see if you have a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.
Early this morning, KVREMC was reporting the loss of transmission to five substations affecting over 7,000 KVREMC members. As of 8:30 a.m., NIPSCO was able to restore transmission to two of their substations, bringing Kouts and Porter Substations back into service. This restored power to members in the Lakes of the Four Seasons, Hebron, Kouts, LaCrosse and portions of Boone Grove. This brought our outage numbers down to approximately 3,600 members. As of about 9:30am CDT, KVREMC had three substations without power. KVREMC and NIPSCO crews continue to work making the necessary repairs brought on by the winter storm.
KVREMC Outages by county:
Lake-reporting under 5 members
Porter-900
LaPorte-1,298
Marshall County-reporting under 5 members
Starke-941
St. Joseph-229
Pulaski-72
Lnk to KVREMC outage map:  http://www.kvremc.com/home.aspx (click on Outage Info)


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