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Power outage today in Chesterton

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More than 1,000 Chesterton households woke up this morning without power.

Blame a squirrel.

A Northern Indiana Public Service Company spokesperson told the Chesterton Tribune today that 1,100 customers--including the Tribune offices--lost electric service around 6:30 a.m. when a squirrel ran afoul of a transformer in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

Power was restored around 7:45 a.m.

The NIPSCO spokesperson was unable to say where exactly the transformer is located but Chesterton Deputy Fire Chief Nate Williams said that at 6:36 a.m. the CFD responded to the southwest corner of East Morgan Ave. and Wilson Street for a report of lines arcing. A NIPSCO crew arrived at 6:48 a.m. and the CFD cleared the scene.


Posted 3/1/2018




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