Some IPL customers may not have power restored until Friday night

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The weather on Wednesday was definitely wacky.  The day started off with rainbows, but just a few hours later, rain pounded the area and high winds caused serious damage to buildings, trees, and power lines. And Indianapolis is still feeling the effects of the storms nearly 24 hours later.

According to IPL, more than 400 people have been working since yesterday to restore power to 30,000 people throughout the city. They have successfully restored power to 27,000 people, but many are still in the dark.

And there’s a chance those people will be without power until Friday night, according to IPL.

“We have four hundred people staffed right now for restoration efforts and we’re hoping that many customers are restored today," IPL Spokeswoman Claire Dalton said. "With the extent of the damage, it could last until tomorrow until all customers are restored.”

IPL had crews out Wednesday evening, all day Thursday and plans to have crews out again Friday restoring power.

Not only is the lack of power going to be a nuisance seeing as the temps are rising, but it's also going to create problems for people who have food stored in their refrigerator. IPL suggests those people purchase ice and preserve perishable food items by placing them in a cooler.

If you have a power line down near you, Dalton said do not touch it and contact IPL immediately.

You can report down lines on IPL's website or by calling 1 (888) 261-8222.