Damaging winds cause thousands to lose power across central Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 2, 2016) – High winds are causing widespread power outages across central Indiana.

As of 6:56 p.m., there were 10,368 IPL customers without power.

At 6:53 p.m. Duke Energy reported that about 48,615 of their customers were without power.

The Marion County Communications Center says they’re in surge mode due to the amount of calls they are receiving.

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works is working to remove tree limbs and debris left on city streets, as well as addressing any signal outages, due to today’s high winds.

DPW Forestry has activated two crews to address any fallen trees, as well as multiple signal technicians to handle any signal outages or issues that arise.

A high wind warning is in effect for surrounding counties until 8:00 p.m.

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