Widespread power outages are being reported in southwest Indiana Friday morning as strong winds and weather hit the area.
As of around 8 a.m. Friday, CenterPoint Energy was reporting more than 13,000 customers without power due to 150+ outage locations.
By 8:25 a.m. the number of customers without power had increased to more than 17,000, according to CenterPoint’s online outage map.
Downed wires and trees are being reported in numerous areas of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, with more than 7,000 of the total CenterPoint customers losing power in Vanderburgh County alone. Officials with the Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency say that no injuries have been reported at this time.
CenterPoint Energy says that restoration times will vary as crews assess the widespread outages and make repairs.
We are experiencing widespread outages 15,820+ customers as the storm moves through the service area. Restoration time will vary as our crew safely assess the affected areas and make repairs.
— CNPAlerts Indiana (@CNPAlerts_IN) June 17, 2022
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More than 17,000 lose power in southwest Indiana due to severe weather