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Last updated: Fri. Dec. 21, 2012 - 06:08 pm EDT

Wind causes power outages around Allen County

Utility expects to restore service to all by midnight

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Indiana Michigan Power Co. says outages across Fort Wayne and Allen County early Friday were caused by the windy conditions from the winter storm.

Shortly after 2 p.m., the utility said fewer than 200 customers remained without power around Fort Wayne. It estimated that power would be restored to all the Fort Wayne-area customers by midnight.

Around 8:30 a.m., I&M's website map showed 1,797 customers were without power in the Allen County area. Gary Visel, an I&M spokesman, said high winds associated with the winter storm caused the outages. The company received reports of several downed poles in Allen County; many of the reports came in at around 4 a.m. The largest pockets involved 325 customers but other outages were scattered across the county.

Power went out shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday in southwest Fort Wayne when a tree fell on a power line, but was restored by 3:30 p.m. The outage snarled traffic in the area around West Jefferson Boulevard, Getz Road and Covington Road.

ebogue@news-sentinel.com


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