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Large power outage in South Bend

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Thousands of people are without power in the River Park area of South Bend.

A spokeswoman for Indiana Michigan Power tells FOX28 News says customers in the area had been switched to a different circuit for a planned outage. While on that separate circuit, a piece of equipment failed.

As of 6:20 p.m., more than 8500 customers were without power, down from around 8700 customers.

I&M expects to start bringing customers up in blocks by around 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening. They expect to have power restored to all customers by midnight.

As of 10:30 Thursday night, 2, 351 customers still did not have power.

Outage closes IUSB campus

The outage has impacted IUSB. The campus was closed after 6:00 p.m. Thursday, canceling all classes and activities.

Some classes were scheduled to have final exams this evening. The school has not announced a new schedule for the exams.

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