Storms leave trees, powerlines down across central Indiana

WISH Photo/ Teresa Mackin
WISH Photo/ Teresa Mackin

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) —  Monday afternoon’s storms knocked trees and power lines down across central Indiana.

Thousands were without power for hours, as power crews worked hard to get power back on.

Across the city, intersections also were without power. Trees fell in the Garfield Park South neighborhood, as well.

One giant tree fell across the street near 42 and Capitol, damaging a home.

Jim McMillan was inside in the basement when the tree fell, and he didn’t even hear it.

“My neighbor was ringing the doorbell, pounding on the door, checking to see if I was okay,” McMillan said. “Timing’s not great, especially with the house being for sale, but what the heck, you can’t control it.”

No one was hurt, and McMillan says he’ll call his insurance to deal with the damage to the home.

As of 9:12 PM , there were 5321 IPL customers without power. Duke reported 114 active outages, which affected 1,840 customers. Click here to see the IPL outage map or here for Duke Energy outage map provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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