Chesterton Tribune



Tree on 100E pulls down NIPSCO wire

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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.

The Chesterton 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.

A NIPSCO 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.



Posted 1/23/2017




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