Severe storms knock out power, pull down trees across Indiana

As many as 21,000 customers without power

INDINAPOLIS - Severe storms traveled through Indiana in the early hours of Wednesday, leaving damage in their wake.

RTV6's Julie Pursley reported at least nine poles along 86th Street near Castleton Square Mall that had snapped and toppled over. 

One pole crash on top of the Costco gas station in the 6000 block of 86th Street.

 

Strong winds knocked out power across the state. At 2:30 a.m., Duke Energy reported more than 18,000 customers without power, and IPL had more than 3,000 customers in the dark.

Winds brought a tree down onto a house near 75th Street and Allisonville Road. Nobody was injured.

A downed telephone pole kept fire trucks stuck in their garages at the fire station at 6260 E. 86th St., just east of Allisonville Road, and a small fire broke out near the station when a transformer ignited some weeds.

Around the state, storms rolled into western Indiana just before midnight, packing wind gusts of up to 60 mph in Terre Haute and in Sullivan County, prompting numerous severe thunderstorm warnings along the line of storms as it pushed east.

Winds reached 70 mph in Daviess county around 1:00 a.m.

State police reported damage in Bloomington, where winds tossed a large shed into the road at Vernal Pike and Hartstraight Road.

Police also reported "heavy structural damage" to homes on State Road 43 in Greene County.

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