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Winter blast causes power outages, flooding

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A blast of winter weather brought both icy conditions and flooding to parts of Indiana. Several communities are dealing with power outages.

Indiana Michigan Power reports nearly 3,900 outages in counties north of Marion County.

As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, those outages included:

  • Wells Co. – 498
  • Grant Co. – 166
  • Blackford Co. – 1,719
  • Delaware Co. – 1,508

A power outage forced administrators at Muncie’s Eaton Elementary School to dismiss class at 12:30 p.m. While the electricity went out there, other Delaware County schools remained in session.

A Winter Weather Advisory expanded mid-Tuesday morning to include Boone and Hamilton counties. It was set to expire at 1 p.m.

Forecasters expect temperatures to rise throughout the day, bringing some relief to the area. Rain is expected to fall throughout Central Indiana for much off the day, turning to snow at night.

Some flooding-related problems are also being reported. The Indiana Department of Transportation shut down parts of State Road 42 in both Morgan and Putnam counties due to high water.

For more on the forecast and LIVE Guardian Radar, visit our weather page.

ice tree phone picture

Photo courtesy: Harold Sprong

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