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Strong winds rip through Indy’s northeast side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - A sudden storm Friday morning ripped through central Indiana wreaking havoc across Indianapolis, especially on the northeast side.

“The storm just came and it lasted maybe for 10 minutes or so," Tyrone Williams said. "And once it was over there was just mass destruction.”

The storm's strong winds knocked down dozens of trees and power lines in its path leaving much of the area between Allisonville Road and Binford Boulevard without power including businesses and local schools.

Cathedral High School as well as Eastwood Middle School cancelled classes for the day because of the power outages.

Crews from Louisville and Dayton came to Indy to assist IPL employees with restoring power to the city. Right now, crews are still working to assess all the damages and hope to have a better of idea of when the power will be back on Friday evening.

As of Friday afternoon, Indianapolis' Department of Public Works employees are advising drivers to avoid Allisonville Road and Binford Blvd near 65th Street due to traffic signals being down.

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