Oct. 23, 4 p.m. CT

No further updates are planned.

As of late afternoon on Wednesday, most repairs stemming from the storms earlier this week have been made, with approximately 300 customers remaining without electric service.

NIPSCO crews, with additional contracted resources, will continue to work to resolve all remaining issues until completion. We expect to restore power by 6 p.m. CT to nearly all of those who remain affected by this wind event.

At this time, NIPSCO estimates those within the following communities to be restored at the times listed. These estimates are based on current information and are subject to change. NIPSCO expects to restore service in these communities between now and the times that are listed, although it is possible some individual case outages could last into later this evening.

Estimated restoration times listed are CT.

LocationEstimated Time of RestorationEstimated Date of Restoration
Gary6 p.m. CTOct. 23, 2019
Griffith6 p.m. CTOct. 23, 2019
Hammond6 p.m. CTOct. 23, 2019
Highland6 p.m. CTOct. 23, 2019
Munster6 p.m. CTOct. 23, 2019
Schererville6 p.m. CTOct. 23, 2019

We understand that any service outage is an inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding during our restoration efforts.

Safety first – Stay away from downed power lines

Most important to your safety is to avoid downed power lines, damaged poles or other hazardous situations. Every downed wire should be treated as though it is a live wire.

Restoration process

Following an assessment of the damage, NIPSCO’s restoration process begins with repairing large transmission and distribution lines that supply electricity to large numbers of customers in large geographic areas – including critical customers such as hospitals and emergency response. Repairs to other lines that serve smaller groups of customers can’t be made until the larger lines feeding electricity to those areas are repaired. When crews work on damaged trees during storms, they focus on repairs that are critical to our facilities and to restoring power and do not clean up or remove branches and debris that may be left behind. Contact your local municipal officials for more information on storm debris disposal.

Employees working on electric lines

Electrical Safety

Learn what to do if you have downed power lines, how to safely use a ladder and how trees affect your power.

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Have an emergency?

Natural Gas: If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, have carbon monoxide symptoms or have some other gas emergency situation, go outside and call 911 and then our emergency number 1-800-634-3524.
Electric: For any electric emergency, including a downed power line, power outage or other electric-related situation, please call 1-800-464-7726.