by Ken Davidson
NIPSCO is reporting that nearly 50,000 homes are still without power throughout the region. Scattered outages are reported throughout NIPSCO service areas but the highest numbers of outages are in Munster, Portage, Chesterton and Valparaiso. Valparaiso has the most outages at over 7500, followed by Portage with nearly 5,000 homes in the dark. NIPSCO crews are working feverishly to restore power to all homes. NIPSCO warns customers to watch for downed power lines and to never touch a downed power line.
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