Thousands of Central Indiana residents lost power during Tuesday’s winter storm. Crews went out Wednesday to try to repair the damage the sleet, ice and trees did to power lines.
With the Edinburgh Outlet Mall closed, the empty parking lot made a perfect staging ground for Duke Energy trucks and their tree cutting companions Wednesday.
The men, including tree removal experts from Houston, Texas, don't have to wait long to restore power to customers.
Six miles away in Columbus, was the new fuse that solved the problem of no electricity for about three dozen home and business owners in the area.
While the two man Duke Energy crew worked in icy and dangerous conditions, residents had to watch hoping for heat.
"We came here yesterday... Trees falling everywhere," Josh Daniels said.
“We've got 200 people from out of town working just in Columbus today," he said.
The culprit this time was an old tree limb that couldn't handle the added weight of more than an inch of ice.
"It's been cold in our house,” young resident Haley Brown said. “Now it probably isn't because the heat is turned on now.”