Power outage numbers quickly shrinking

Power outages means some traffic signals may not be working. Remember that these intersections should be treated as four-way stops.

The traffic lights at the intersection of Lima and Coliseum were working but it was still slow going on Wednesday morning.
The traffic lights at the intersection of Lima and Coliseum were working but it was still slow going on Wednesday morning.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Indiana Michigan Power reported that as of 6:30 Wednesday evening, power had been restored to all but about 400 customers. Click to see the up-to-date outage map on I&M’s website. 

I&M crews and contractors are coming in from other areas to help get power back to everyone else, according to an update sent by the company at 2 p.m. Tracy Warner, Spokesperson for I&M expects power to be restored to 90 percent of its customers by 6 p.m. Wednesday and the remainder by 2 p.m. Thursday.

Northeastern REMC is no longer reporting any outage. In the morning, about 800 of the company’s customers were without power. Click to see the up-to-date outage map on Northeastern REMC’s website. 

United REMC also reported outages affecting approximately 2,000 customers early Wednesday. See the United REMC outage map. 

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In the morning, Kosciusko REMC reported approximately 1,700 customers without power due to the weather. An electric company spokesperson said outages occurred because tree limbs came into contact with power lines. Crews worked fix downed utility poles and make repairs to customers currently without power.

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