Storms bring flooding, power outages to central Indiana


Strong storms are moving through central Indiana tonight, bringing wind gusts up to 60 mph, lightning and heavy rain.

IPL reports over 13,000 customers without power. Duke Energy has 3,300 outages.

The storms prompted numerous severe thunderstorm warnings this afternoon, and another line is moving towards central Indiana. The severe thunderstorm watch has been extended until 1:00 am. Some areas are under a flash flood watch.

A semi trailer rolled over near the Whitestown exit in Boone County, blocking all lanes of I-65 southbound during rush hour Wednesday. That's now back open. Viewers reported heavy downpours and strong winds in the area at the time of the crash. 

Trees were reported down in the area of Stop 11 Road in Indianapolis.

There was a storm report of power lines down in the Brownsburg area. Pea-sized hail, wind and heavy rain were reported between New Palestine and Cumberland.

Other storm reports include utility lines down on County Road 550 East, south of US Highway 136.

Some trees snapped and lost large limbs in the Whitestown area, and air conditioning units were moved and twisted. The winds carried a patio set a whole city block at Green Willow Road.

Randolph County reported trees down and utility poles across roadways.