CHICAGO (WLS) -- There's a new way to get your power restored in northwest Indiana.
NIPSCO wants you to text them during an outage - customers are now encouraged to text the word "out" to 4-4-4-1-1-1.
NIPSCO will text back to confirm the address and give updates on repairs. The company says they are not charging customers for the text.
NIPSCO begins text program for reporting outages
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