A fallen tree took
down a NIPSCO line on Sunday and forced the closure of C.R. 100E south of
1100N, the Chesterton Fire Department said.
Capt. Rudy Jimenez
told the Chesterton Tribune today that the large dead tree--located
on private property just outside of town limits at the southwest corner of
C.R. 100E and 1100N--came down around 5 p.m., pulling a wire down with it.
The wire never made it the ground, Jimenez said, but was hanging low, about
10 feet, over the roadway.
Police Department and Street Department both responded to the scene and C.R.
100E was closed between 1100N and the St. Paul Lutheran Church’s entrance,
while a NIPSCO crew went to work. Jimenez said that it was his understanding
that a utility pole had to be rebuilt.
spokesperson told the Tribune that only one customer lost power in
the incident and that service was restored in about two hours.
The CFD cleared the
scene at 5:48 p.m.