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UPDATE: Winds May Be Causing Power Outages

Posted On November 12, 2015

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Update published at 8:05 a.m.:

Southeastern Indiana REMC reports that outages have been reduced to about 200 area-wide as of 8:00 a.m. About half of the remaining outages are in southern Ripley County.

 

Original story published at 6:52 a.m.:

(Friendship, Ind.) – Southeastern Indiana REMC is reporting a significant number of power outages Thursday morning.

As many as 815 homes in REMC’s service territory were reported without power as of 6:15 a.m., according to the electricity cooperative’s online outage map. Most of the outages were concentrated in the Farmers Retreat, Friendship, and Versailles areas, with a few more in the areas of Oldenburg and Brookville.

As of 6:45, the number of outages had been reduced to 645.

A reason for the outages is not clear. Gusty winds up to 35 MPH or better are expected in the tri-state this morning as a strong cold front moves in, according to the National Weather Service. The winds are expected to dissipate this afternoon.