Severe storms leave more than 27,000 blacked out

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

High temperatures have triggered severe weather across central Indiana, leaving more than 35,000 utility customers without power and much of the state under a thunderstorm watch.

The Indianapolis Star and television stations WHTR and WISH report Saturday evening that storms packing lightning, high winds and hail have been reported.

Indianapolis Power & Light Co. officials tell the Star that most of its nearly 10,900 customers without power were located in Marion County.

Duke Energy says most of its 26,500 blacked-out customers were in Hamilton County. More than 3,000 customers in Johnson County and another 1,700 in Boone County also were without power.

National Weather Service officials say most of Indiana remains under a severe thunderstorm watch until 2 a.m. Sunday.

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