INDIANAPOLIS -- As many as 7,400 IPL customers were temporarily without power Wednesday night, including businesses and restaurants in the popular Mass Ave district.
According to the National Weather Service, Indianapolis experienced an isolated gust of 50 mph winds shortly before 8 p.m., and has had multiple wind gusts in the 35-45 mph range.
Batten down the hatches, it's windy out there! Had an isolated 50 mph gust here at the office in the last hour, with multiple gusts around the area of 35 to 45 mph. #INwx— NWS Indianapolis (@NWSIndianapolis) December 14, 2017
Batten down the hatches, it's windy out there! Had an isolated 50 mph gust here at the office in the last hour, with multiple gusts around the area of 35 to 45 mph. #INwx
IPL tweeted that the heavy winds were affecting customers across its territory, and that crews had been dispatched to restore power as quickly as possible.
Several RTV6 viewers confirmed that restaurants along the southern portion of the Mass Avenue corridor were without power.
Find IPL’s live map of power outages here.
As of 5:30 Thursday morning, IPL was reporting that power had been restored to all but 200 customers.
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