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More than 1,000 customers of IPL and Duke Energy are lost power after severe weather blew through the area Saturday afternoon. Pea to marble sized hail was reported, there was even strong winds that knocked down some trees!
The storms moved through Broad Ripple, interrupting the WARMFest music event Saturday afternoon, sending people to safety in a hurry, because, safety is key.
“We have constant monitoring of the weather, we had a safety plan in place, we enacted on it accordingly,” says Dan Ripley, manager of the WARMFest event.
FOX 59 was told that if you were attending the event, and have a wristband from Saturday, it will be honored on Sunday.
IPL crews came to a home on Rybolt Avenue on the west side after the rough weather brought down some of their power lines with a lot of fanfare. Witnesses say they heard a loud explosion sound.
“You can see the flames going down the line, and, it freaks you out because you see the smoke, you see the fire going straight down it,” says Stephanie McGuire, who lives along Rybolt Avenue.
Fishers saw its share of issues, too. Crews spent some time cleaning up a huge tree that came down at 106th street near Hague Road. One lane of the road was down for a while, until the mess was cleaned up.