WARSAW – Numerous power outages caused by Monday night’s storm are still affecting customers in Kosciusko County, according to NIPSCO and the KREMC.
According to Kosciusko REMC, customers began losing power around 6:45 p.m. At that time, KREMC dispatched line crews to begin work to restore power to nearly 7,000 members.
“The Kosciusko County REMC said in a press release. The REMC has various crews assigned and is working towards restoring power to those affected.
As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the cooperative restored power to 6,435 members, leaving only 565 without power.
Due to the widespread nature of the storm, a large portion of KREMC territory was affected. The damage throughout the area is astounding. The primary reason for outages is fallen trees and broken poles, the utility said in a prepared statement.
Neighboring REMCs sent crews from Miami Cass and Jay County to assist KREMC linemen in working through the night. Northeastern REMC is sending a team to help replace broken poles today.
“The majority of our members will have service by noon today,” said Kurt Carver, President and CEO of KREMC. “Those members affected by the broken poles will take longer to restore. It is our hope by the end of the day today all members will be back on.”
NIPSCO has reported a total of 48,564 affected customers in its service area which includes not just Kosciusko County but a large part of northern Indiana. Specific numbers and power outage areas can be found in detail on NIPSCO’s website.