Ind. Residents Returning Home as Power Restored
Created by kmiller on 1/7/2014 11:50:34 AM


INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Residents driven from their homes by power outages and extreme cold are slowly returning as utility crews restore power in the hard-hit Indianapolis area.
 
American Red Cross spokeswoman Brooke Riester says a city bus took about 10 people home early Tuesday from the group's downtown Indianapolis shelter after electricity was restored to their residences. She says "there's nothing better than getting to go back to your own home."
 
Riester says about 100 people whose houses and apartments were left powerless following Sunday's snowstorm spent Monday night at the shelter to avoid overnight temperatures that plunged to 14 degrees below zero.
 
Some 15,000 central Indiana homes and businesses, most of them in Indianapolis, remained without electricity Tuesday. That's down from more than 40,000 outages a day earlier.