AES working to restore power after overnight severe weather

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INDIANAPOLIS — AES Indiana is working to restore power after thousands of people were impacted by an overnight severe weather outbreak Friday into Saturday.

As of Tuesday around 3:15 p.m., AES Indiana reported on its outage map that 129 customers remained without power in the Indianapolis area.

That number is down several thousand from early Saturday evening, where more than 6,000 customers still remained without power, but up from Sunday around 6:15 a.m., where 2,910 customers were reportedly without power.

Around 1 p.m. Saturday, AES said they were working to restore power for more than 11,000 customers.

The latest assessment from AES now indicates restoration efforts will continue through Monday evening. AES previously reported their restoration efforts were being hindered by continued severe wind.

AES also reports damaged equipment and a lot of incidents across Indianapolis.

On Saturday night, the company shared an update on its Facebook page, writing, “Our crews and contractors are committed to working 24/7 until all customers are restored.”

AES offered several tips and reminders for customers as their crews continue working to restore power:

  • Stay away from downed power lines and anything that could be touching them, like trees or fencing. You may not realize a part of a tree or fence is touching a line and has become energized. Consider all electrical lines to be charged. 
  • AES Indiana customers can report downed power lines and outages day or night by calling 317.261.8111 or by going to www.aesindiana.com/outages.
  • Stay updated on outages and restoration efforts by following AES Indiana on social media @AESIndiana. 

We will provide updates as they become available.

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