New information from area power companies on estimated electric service restoration times:
- INDIANA MICHIGAN POWER/AEP
As of noon Saturday, crews were working to restore service to about 4,100 customers in St. Joseph County and 500 customers in Elkhart County.
Elkhart and surrounding area ... Late Saturday night
South Bend and surrounding area/St. Joseph County ... Late Sunday night
Moer than 200 workers from eastern Michigan, southern Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia and Oklahoma have either arrived or are en route to help local crews repair storm damage, according to David Mayne, I&M spokesman.
Cpany officials ask customers not to interrupt crews as that will slow down the repair time for all customers. Also, power restoration crews can not reconnect electric service to any house or business if the "service entrance" has been damaged.
"Service entrance" is the area at the meter, between the meter and electrical panel or the area where the utility company's cable connects to the residence or business owner's cable. If a "service entrance" area has been damaged at your location, a qualified electrician needs to repair the damage before the utility
Culver ... Sunday afternoon
Knox ... Saturday night
North Judson ... Sunday afternoon
Rochester ... Sunday afternoon
Syracuse ... Sunday afternoon
Walkerton ... Sunday afternoon
Warsaw ... Sunday night