UPDATE — 7:11 a.m., March 17th, 2016 (EDT)
About 1,100 locations in the eastern U.P. are still experiencing a power outage.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative Officials say crews worked late into Wednesday night to restore power to as many members as possible. At day’s end, around 300 services were still off. Many of these are seasonal locations.
Another 800 services went out overnight thanks to the loss of a main line in Brevort Township. Since early Wednesday morning, over 8,400 Cloverland Electric members have been affected by outages due to the high wind event.
Residents are reminded to stay safe and stay clear of downed power lines. Downed lines can be reported by calling 1-800-562-4953 or local law enforcement.
UPDATE — 6:40 p.m., March 16, 2016 (EDT)
Officials with Cloverland Electric say that 2,900 customers are still without power tonight. The power outages began at approximately 3:30 a.m. due to high winds.
Officials will continue to work until power is restored to every customer.
UPDATE — 10:40 a.m., March 16, 2016 (EDT)
Many residents in the eastern U.P. are without power this morning due to high winds in the area.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative Officials say that 6,800 customers have been affected by the outage. As of 10:35 a.m., 2,600 customers are still without power.
The following townships are still without power: Brevort, Clark, Doyle, Drummond, Fairbanks, Garden, Garfield, Germfask, Hendricks, Hiawatha, Hudson, Hulbert, Inwood, Kinross, Lakefield, Manistique, Marquette, Moran, Mueller, Portage, Rudyard, Soo, St. Ignace, Sugar Island, Superior, Thompson and Trout Lake.
SAULT STE. MARIE — A number of eastern U.P. residents are without power this morning.
Officials at the Cloverland Electric Cooperative say strong winds blowing through the area resulted in power outages to over 2,000 customers. The outages began around 3:45 a.m. Some residents in Brevort, Dafter, Hendricks, Moran, Pickford, Portage, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, and Trout Lake are among those without power.
Crews are working as quickly as possible to restore electricity to the area. They ask that residents stay away from downed power lines and call 1-800-562-4953 to report any found. We will have more information on this outage as it becomes available.