More than 48,000 customers lost power in NW Indiana due to high winds

Storms with winds above 55 mph blew through the area and mainly affected power in Lake and Porter counties.

SHARE More than 48,000 customers lost power in NW Indiana due to high winds
High winds caused massive power outages Oct. 21, 2019, in Lake and Porter counties in northwest Indiana.

High winds caused massive power outages Oct. 21, 2019, in Lake and Porter counties in northwest Indiana.

AP file photo

Thousands lost power Monday in northwest Indiana due to high winds that caused outages lasting into the next day.

More than 48,000 customers lost power at one point Monday afternoon, according to power company NIPSCO.

Storms with winds above 55 mph blew through the area and mainly affected power in Lake and Porter counties, the company said.

The number of customers without power was reduced to about 8,000 customers on Tuesday, including 2,300 customers who were newly affected.

The electric company said it expected to restore power to all customers by Wednesday morning.

The Latest
I just wanted to go to this parade and enjoy the day. And then the shooting started.
The child was in the backyard of his home in the 4300 block of West Crystal Street when he was hit around 10:10 p.m., according to Chicago police.
Naive predictions for all 32 picks to be made during the first round Thursday, plus the Blackhawks’ top pick of 38th overall.
The accused’s father and grandparents believe he should be handling the predicament on his own instead of letting his mother take charge.
Former state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias got 52.7% of the vote to Valencia’s 34.4% to succeed Jesse White as secretary of state.