Power Outages Continue
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:18:09 EST
Fifty mile per hour winds, trees on power lines, and snapped utility poles were a common theme Tuesday, and will be today as many are still without power in Northeast Lower Michigan.
Consumers Energy reported that Tuesday evening, around 28-thousand locations were without power, the bulk of those were northwest of the Tawas area and Hale, west of Mio, in, and south of Greenbush, and around West Branch.
A good share of Rogers City was without power most of Tuesday , but a majority of customers were restored with service last night.
Officials say that many outages will continue today, and full restoration of service is expected by late today (Wednesday), if not, Thursday morning.
Presque Isle Electric and Gas had some 28 hundred without power as of this (Wednesday) morning, after crews restored 73-hundred customers with service Tuesday. However utility officials anticipate over 10-thousand locations could be without service today as restoration efforts continue and new damage occurs.
The hardest impact on customers was in Cheboygan County, where 12 hundred were without service, and Presque Isle County where around 500 were without power. Efforts to restore all service will continue into tonight, and some scattered individual outages may take longer.
Wolverine Power crews are assisting PIE&G crews with restoration efforts.