Storms knock down trees, cause outages in central Indiana

 Powerful storms pushed through metro Indianapolis at rush hour Monday, knocking down power lines and causing outages.

As of 6:00 pm, Indianapolis Power & Light reported around 15,000 outages. By 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, the number was below 3,500. Duke Energy reported around 500 customers without power as of 1:00 a.m.

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Several major intersections did not have working traffic lights, including Southern and Madison.

Several Westfield residents reported large trees down.

The National Weather Service says hail measuring nearly three-quarters of an inch in diameter fell in Fort Wayne. It also says 5.4 inches of rain fell in the town of Brook in northwestern Indiana's Newton County, causing widespread flash flooding, with 4-6 inches of standing water on some roads and parking lots.