Strong storms cause damage, power outages across Indiana
Power crews are working through the night to establish power knocked out by overnight storms that blew through central Indiana.
The storms carried wind gusts in excess of 60 mph in several areas and knocked over trees throughout the region.
Hardest hit was Perry Township on the south side of Indianapolis, where more than 5,000 IPL customers were without power through the night.
The 75 mph wind reported in Muncie caused power lines to be blown down. High tension lines near 23rd and Gharkey knocked out power nearly 2,000 AEP customers before power was restored in the wee hours of Friday morning.
In Castleton, high wind gusts caused large trees to bend halfway over and it caused electrical transformers to blow.
In Southport, a 70 mph wind was reported.
There were storm reports of trees down in Shelby County in Marietta, east of I-65. There was a report of trees down on a vehicle in Franklin.
In Beech Grove, there was thunderstorm wind damage to a live tree, 20 inches in diameter, and the tree was broke off its base.
In Fishers, storm winds caused downed trees at Eller and 106th Street. In Edinburgh, there are many power outages reported. Near Speedway, there was a report of a 62 mph wind gust.
The cold front is exiting Central Indiana. The rain ends after midnight and Friday will be dry, cool and breezy. Highs top out in the upper 50s with wind gusts up to 25mph.
Friday night's Trick-or-Treating forecast looks nice and dry.
Indianapolis also broke the record for most precipitation on Halloween. The old record of 1.30″ set back in 1941 has been surpassed, as more than 2″ of rain has fallen over Indianapolis so far today.
In the 7 day forecast we have a lot of changes… don't forget to get your extra hour of sleep Sunday morning when we "fall back."
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