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Power Restoration Work Continues

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As of this morning, about 1,400 NIPSCO electric customers were without power following Saturday afternoon's thunderstorm. The utility says most should have service restored by this evening, but for some of the harder hit areas, like Gary, some individual repairs may carry over into Tuesday, especially where there's weatherhead damage. "Weatherheads" are weatherproof entry points for electrical wiring or telephone lines, and when they're damaged by storms, NIPSCO says the customer must have repairs made by an outside electrician. At one point more than 60-thousand customers were without power.
What's a "weatherhead" and what does it look like?  NIPSCO has more info here:  http://www.nipsco.com/Libraries/Press_Releases/WEATHERHEAD_INFO.sflb.ashx
This was third significant storm to cross northern Indiana in three weeks.
The National Weather Service says the latest storm produced winds of 50 to 70 mph, and NIPSCO says those winds caused widespread damage that included downed power lines, blown transformers, broken poles, and snapped cross arms on poles.
For more info visit www.nipsco.com
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