UPDATE: Duke Energy sent an email to its customers saying power should be restored by 6 a.m., 45 minutes later than its earlier estimate.
More than 5,000 Duke Energy customers in New Albany, Indiana lost power overnight. Duke Energy estimates that power should be restored by 6 a.m. on March 31.
The outage was reported around 2:25 a.m. in downtown New Albany, including part of Main Street east of I-64. Portions of Grant Line Road, Vincennes Street and Charlestown Road are also affected.
According to an email sent to Duke Energy customers, the outage was caused by a small animal, like a squirrel, damaging equipment.
Duke Energy serves more than 26,000 customers in the New Albany area.
You can check the current outage map on Duke Energy’s website.
A screenshot of the Duke Energy outage map, taken around 3:30 a.m. on March 31, shows 5,000 customers without power in the New Albany area.
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