Power Outages Across Region From Snowstorm

Published 03/13 2014 03:23PM

Updated 03/13 2014 03:30PM

A combination of the elements caused power outages across the region as more than 30,000 outages were reported in just Northeast Indiana. 

WFFT's Charnae Davenport spoke to families who struggled to stay warm.

High winds and heavy snow are the cause for thousands of electric customers without power.  Several of them in the Waynedale neighborhood.

Shannon Hahn and her 5 kids were home with no energy and no school.  Their power went out around 8:00 in the morning and hours after the temperature plunged inside, still no power, just hope. 

Just down the street from the Hahn family is Carol Thomas who kept her home warm with the gas stove.

It's not just homes that don't have power.  Popular restaurants like KFC, Burger King, and Pizza Hut in the Southgate Plaza on the southeast side of town also not operating because of no power.

Several businesses posted signs like these in their windows advertising they were closed.

If driving wasn't hard enough with so much snow on the ground, several intersections also without power.

Northeast REMC mostly covers Allen and Whitley counties.  That power company made restorations to 800 customers by 2:00pm.  United REMC covering Southwest Allen County, Huntington, and Wells County said as many as 3200 outages were reported.  All have been repaired.

Indiana Michigan Power reports during their peak hour, crews worked to restore power to more than 1100 customer, 9000 in Fort Wayne.

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