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Thousands of IPL customers still without power after gusting winds lash central Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Thousands of customers around Indianapolis remained without power Monday morning after strong winds swept through the Hoosier State over the weekend.

As of about 11 a.m. Monday, Indianapolis Power & Light reported more than 4,300 outages. The trouble began Saturday, when much of the state was under a wind advisory. Strong winds brought down trees and power lines, leading to significant outages.

At the height of the problems, IPL reported some 55,000 outages. The utility called this the most significant wind event in 10 years, with gusts of 50 to 60 mph in some areas.

By Monday morning, the utility had made progress in restoring power to many customers and said crews were working to make repairs for the rest.

IPL wasn’t the only utility dealing with electrical outages. Duke Energy reported about 38,000 outages at the height of the wind advisory. By Monday morning, the utility’s website reported about 750 outages.

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