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Early morning storms cause power outages


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Duke Energy expected to restore power Monday afternoon to all customers who lost power after a severe thunderstorm passed through Bartholomew County about 3:34 a.m.

Initially, about 342 customers reported power outages early Monday morning, some within the Columbus city limits and some in the county.

Outages were reported at:

Ohio and Indiana streets

North County Road 475E and Hillcrest Road

Timbercrest Drive

Chandler Lane

25th Street near Carthage

Along Haw Creek near Griffa Avenue

Duke’s website indicated about 48 customers were to have their power back on by 4:30 p.m. Monday. Those included two customers on 25th Street north of Petersville and about 46 customers on North County Road 475E at Hillcrest Road.

Bartholomew County REMC had about 300 customers without power from the storm due to eight broken poles caused by wind damage, said

Marty Lasure, REMC manager of public relations and member services.

At 10:06 a.m. Monday, about 1,889 customers in Elizabethtown lost power because of an equipment failure in the Elizabethtown substation which receives power from a Duke Energy transmission line, Lasure said. Those customers had power restored at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Lasure said.

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