Madison County Hit by Power Outage

About 2,100 residents in northern Madison County were without power on Thursday afternoon because a large tree fell on a transmission line.  The outage happened around 2:20 p.m., Jim Riggle, spokesman for Indiana Michigan Power, said. There are stations southeast of Frankton and near 200 North on the west side. The tree was located between the two stations, he said.  Typically, circuits go out from stations for two or three miles, Riggle said. By 4 p.m., the company had 900 customers back in service. By 5 p.m., the company hoped to have the final 1,200 customers in service.