INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Severe thunderstorms packing wind gusts as high as 60 mph have downed tree limbs and power lines across Indiana and left thousands of electricity customers without service.
Duke Energy reported nearly 21,000 customers without power Wednesday afternoon in central and southern Indiana. Indiana Michigan Power Co. had more than 6,000 without power, mostly in northeastern Indiana.
The Sheriff's Department in Jay County about 40 miles south of Fort Wayne says downed trees were blocking several state highways and local roads.
The National Weather Service posted a flood warning for northern Carroll County in north central Indiana after radar indicated slow-moving storms could dump up to 2 1/2 inches of rain there.
The weather service says authorities and a trained spotter estimated wind gusts of 60 mph in southwestern and northeastern Indiana.