Power restored to most of 1,500 IPL customers

An Indianapolis Power & Light Co. power outage affected about 1,500 on Jan. 16, 2018.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — All but 45 of the more than 1,500 customers of Indianapolis Power & Light customers who lost power Tuesday afternoon had it restored by 5 p.m., the utility tweeted.

The outage area was centered on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street between 16th Street and West Fall Creek Parkway, just west of IU Health Methodist Hospital.

IPL’s outage website reported the outage began around 3:45 p.m.

“IPL crews are on site now but we do not know the cause at this time,” IPL Claire Dalton said in response to an email from 24-Hour News 8 prior to the power being restored.