NIPSCO Updates Power Restoration Timeline


NIPSCO officials say most customers in their service area should have electricity by 10 p.m. tonight, and service to the rest should be back on sometime tomorrow. Monday night’s storms left 128,000 total customers across northwest Indiana in the dark. NIPSCO crews and workers from other utility companies in Indiana and surrounding states have been working around the clock since to restore power. As of 11:30 a.m. CDT, 32,000 customers are still without power. Continue reading

NIPSCO Reports Significant Storm-Related Power Outages

WKVI's Jerry Curtis took this picture of a storm-damaged tree Monday evening in Knox.
WKVI’s Jerry Curtis took this picture of a storm-damaged tree Monday evening in Knox.

Utility crews worked through the night to restore power after a line of strong thunderstorms moved through the area last evening. NIPSCO reports 82,000 customers were affected, and more than 45,000 are still without power. These outages are primarily due to broken utility poles, downed electrical wire and other related storm damage as a result of heavy wind and tree damage. Dispatchers in Starke County report a number of trees and power lines down as a result of the storm and say clearing efforts are still under way. Please be mindful of that as you travel this morning.

Power Outages Reported in Knox

Knox residents were without power this morning after a storm blew through the area overnight. At one time, 795 residents were without power in Knox. According to, all power has been restored. Power outages were also reported in Pulaski County and in Culver this morning.