Only a handful of customers still without power in Fort Wayne following storms

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Strong winds, hail, and heavy rain knocked out power to thousands of people Wednesday evening and crews were still working to restore power in parts of Fort Wayne Friday morning.

As many as 5,000 people were without power overnight, but crews made progress to restore electricity.

As of 11:45 a.m. Friday, Indiana Michigan Power reported fewer than 10 customers without power.

Earlier outages in DeKalb and Huntington counties have been restored.

In Grant County, more than 700 people were without power but the utility reported outages at 35 customers shortly after 7 a.m.

Heartland REMC had restored power to nearly 500 customers overnight. The utility reported no outages as of 4 a.m.

The outages in Allen County have affected some traffic signals. Motorists are to treat an intersection with no traffic lights as a four-way stop.

Restoration times are currently unknown.