Severe storms cut power to thousands, down trees

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of Indiana homes and businesses still in the dark following severe thunderstorms that brought high winds and heavy rains to the state.

Friday night's storms cut power to more than 5,400 Indianapolis Power & Light Co. customers, but by Saturday afternoon only about 420 remained without power.

The powerful storms ahead of a cold front that ushered in sharply cooler air forced the cancellation of scores of Friday night high school football games.

In southwestern Indiana, Vectren Corp. reported that more than 7,000 of its customers in three counties faced power outages following the storms. But by Saturday afternoon, just 900 customers remained without power.

Duke Energy reported about 400 customers without power as of early Saturday afternoon.

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