UPDATE: Power restored after South Bend outage leaves thousands in dark
Over 2,000 people in South Bend lost power Sunday night, and electrical crews worked until early Monday afternoon to fix the problem.
Police say the cause is not immediately clear, but smoke could be seen coming from a manhole cover in the 300 block of LaSalle Ave.
According to Indiana Michigan Power's outage map, nearly 2,100 people in the South Bend area were without power as of approximately 11:45 a.m.
Shortly after noon, power was restored.
Sgt. Hiipakka says information from I&M Power seems to indicate an electrical fire at an underground utility access point west of the bridge on LaSalle caused the outage, and displaced the manhole cover.
Beacon Medical Group said some of their offices did not have phone service as a result of the power outage. Those affected are locations on Cleveland Road, Ireland Road, Lakeville, Main Street and Schwartz-Wiekamp. Also, pediatric offices at Navarre, Ireland Road and Main Street and Rheumatology offices at Ireland Road and Main Street are also affected.
Beacon says these offices are still open for previously scheduled appointments.