Tuesday afternoon, we had a brief power outage at our house. This relatively small branch apparently lay across the power lines causing a localized outage. We heard three extremely loud blasts, and a neighbor reported seeing flashes or sparks from the wire. Fortunately, our power company, NIPSCO, came and cut the culprit branch. Our power was restored within forty-five minutes.
The day after the storm, we surveyed the neighborhood. We saw that the utility pole was replaced. We also saw a number of damaged trees.