Thousands remain without power in high winds

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High winds blow tree over

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 3, 2016)– Indiana power companies continued work Sunday to restore electricity to thousands of homes hit by Saturday’s high winds.

More than 63,000 outages were reported by early evening Saturday. The number had dropped to about 15,000 by early Sunday afternoon.

Duke Energy reported about 4,400 customers were still without power. That number included 2,500 in the Terre Haute area in western Indiana.

Duke Energy officials estimate all of their outages should be restored by 6 p.m. Monday, though the vast majority of customers will be restored sooner.

IPL reported 5,100 customers were still without electricity early Sunday evening.

The power companies brought in extra crews to repair downed utility poles and power lines.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis continued to post a wind advisory for much of the state.