At least 15,000 power outages remain in Indiana

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS Indiana's major electric utilities report making progress in repairing power outages around the state, although at least 15,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark.

That number Tuesday morning is down from more than 40,000 power outages a day earlier temperatures first plunged into the negative teens.

Indianapolis has the most trouble, with about 12,000 outages Tuesday morning.

Indianapolis Power & Light Co. says it could take until Thursday to restore all electricity. It blames most of the outages on Sunday's heavy snowfall on trees and power lines.

Duke Energy reports about 1,000 outages each in central Indiana's Hamilton and Tipton counties.

Numerous shelters have been opened around the state to assist those without power or stranded travelers.

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