FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — After storms left the Indiana side of the Wabash Valley with more than 5000 customers without power Friday night, and high winds hampered Saturday restoration efforts, energy companies say the restoration process has been highly successful with most having power restored as of Monday afternoon.

WIN Energy REMC said in a news release that as of Monday afternoon, around 40 customers remain without power. A major shift from Saturday, when the company was reporting more than 2,700 customers without power in the area.

We would like to thank crews from Enerstar Electric Cooperative, INTREN, Ninestar Connect, and Northeastern REMC in helping restore power to our members quickly and safely.
Thank you to all our members for their patience and understanding while crews worked to reenergize the community.  We are still thinking of all those affected in Sullivan County and are very proud of how the community has come together during this very difficult time.

WIN Energy REMC Release

Meanwhile Duke Energy’s Outage Map, reports much of the same, with just 867 customers without power state-wide, with the majority of those located in the Bloomington area. A big shift from Sunday’s 9,200 without power, and an even larger shift from the height of power outages when approximately 70,000 customers were affected by outages.

In the Sullivan area, only 41 customers remain without power as of 3 p.m. Monday.

Sunday Duke Energy released the following in regard to restoration efforts;

Duke Energy has restored power to more than 61,000 customers who were affected by the severe and damaging storms that moved through Indiana Friday as well as persistent high winds Saturday. Approximately 70,000 were affected by outages, and approximately 9,200 remain out of service as of 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Duke Energy Release

Duke officials estimated the remaining Sullivan customers without power would be restored by 6 p.m. Monday night.