The power glitches
which some Duneland businesses and households experienced on Wednesday were
likely the result of “heavy wind gusts and weather conditions,” a NIPSCO
mid-afternoon and then again in the early evening, the Tribune itself
briefly lost power, as did some residents on the west side of town.
Under the right
circumstances, power lines can “gallop” or otherwise “make contact with one
another,” NIPSCO spokesman Nick Meyer told the Trib. “And in some
cases bare tree limbs will also come in contact with lines. Both cases can
cause momentary flickering, which was experienced sporadically by some
Chesterton residents and businesses.”
“However, none of
the momentary power interruptions were reported to have lasted more than a
few minutes at most,” Meyer added.
Meyer was unable to
provide specific numbers on the customers affected by the glitches.