TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – As storms sweep the Wabash Valley on Monday evening, Duke Energy is reporting over 13,000 residents in Indiana were without power.
By 9 a.m. Tuesday, more than 1,000 customers in Vigo County were still without power, as well as hundreds more in neighboring counties.
Numerous power lines are down throughout the area. Spokesperson for Duke Energy, Rick Burger, says the hardest hit areas are Clinton, Greencastle and Terre Haute.
Burger says Duke Energy is seeing lots of wind damage, including damage that caused 8 circuits to go out in Terre Haute.
The largest outage of over 5,000 is located on the southeast side of town near the Walmart on State Route 46. The second largest is over 2,000 on the south side of town. The third largest is over 1,000 just west of West Terre Haute on the state line.
“I guarantee you, we’re going to go through the night and it’s going to carry into tomorrow to repair this damage. It’s not just going to be done by midnight. We will carry into tomorrow and maybe tomorrow evening because of the damage we’ve occurred on the system,” Burger said Monday night.
Burger, says the extent of the damage has not yet been evaluated and more information will be provided as it becomes available. This story will continue to be updated.
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