High Winds Knock Out Power

High winds continue to cause power outages to UPPCO (Upper Peninsula Power Company) electric customers, primarily in the Houghton area.

The outages are the result of strong winds causing branches to break or trees falling onto power lines. As of 7:30 a.m. Houghton has 4,200 customers without power.

UPPCO says the company has been assessing the damages and outages throughout the morning. Additional crews have been called in to assist in the power restoration effort.

Residents are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and to treat them as if they are energized. Do not attempt to clear downed trees from areas near power lines! If you have an electric emergency, contact UPPCO at 800-562-7809. All other emergencies please call 911.

Customers who are without power and have internet access can visit the UPPCO Web site: www.uppco.com to view outage information.