Winter reared its ugly head again yesterday bringing a mixture of freezing rain, heavy snow and gusty winds which created power outages in the Northern Indiana area.
Transmission has been restored to all Kankakee Valley REMC substations, and crews worked tirelessly to restore power to areas where downed power lines were reported.
NIPSCO had over 20,000 outages yesterday morning and crews continue to restore power to affected areas.
NIPSCO officials remind you that in any storm event, the safety of the public as well as those working on the lines is the top priority. Before restoring service, NIPSCO must locate downed power lines and make sure electricity is no longer flowing through the wires.
According to NIPSCO, the restoration process begins with repairing large transmission and distribution lines that supply electricity to large numbers of customers in large geographic areas – including critical customers such as hospitals and emergency response. Repairs to other lines that serve smaller groups of customers can’t be made until the larger lines feeding electricity to those areas are repaired.