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Strong Winds From Storm Knock Out Power, Trees Downed
Tuesday Jul 01, 2014 3:55am
Angola, IN

By: Jim Measel

(ANGOLA) - Strong thunderstorms early Tuesday morning left their mark on the area thanks in part to wind gusts that measured 66 miles an hour just after 1:00am.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for all or parts of eight counties as the storm was moving east at 65 miles an hour. It had a history of widespread wind damage in South Bend.

Several trees up to 16 inches in diameter were reported down on Martha Street in Angola. At least 20 trees were uprooted west of Angola. Some trees were also reported down on homes. At least four homes had significant damage in Angola according to National Weather Service spotters.

Calvary Lane between Williams and North Wayne Street in Angola was closed because of a downed tree and power lines.

Steuben County Sheriff Tim Troyer is asking drivers to use caution and be aware of tree limbs and debris in the road as you head out Tuesday morning.

The storm knocked out power to over 200 NIPSCO customers in Angola. Another 161 NIPSCO customers are out in Pleasant Lake. Outages are also reported in Hudson, LaGrange, Howe, Wolcottville and Waterloo. A total of 768 NIPSCO customers were out in LaGrange. Over 77,000 NIPSCO customers system wide have no power as of 6:00am on Tuesday morning.

Power lines were also knocked down. There were also trees and debris on U.S. 120 between 300 West and 450 West.

A thunderstorm wind gust of 60 miles an hour was reported at Topeka in LaGrange County. The LaGrange County Sheriffs Department says they have had several reports of power lines, trees, and signs down in the road. They remind everybody that if you come across downed power lines, do not approach them. If the lines are charged, this can be deadly. Contact the Sheriff's Department at (260) 463-7491.

Trees and power lines were reported down throughout Noble County with damage reported in Rome City. Nearly 500 NIPSCO customers in Rome City are without power. Power is also out for over 700 Indiana Michigan customers in Noble County. Hail measuring three quarters of an inch was reported at Kimmell. There were also scattered reports of trees and power lines down in Garrett and Ashley.

There were also numerous reports of trees and power lines down across the northern part of Branch County.

Trees were reported down east of Moscow in Hillsdale County where numerous trees were also reported down in the northern half of the county.

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