UPDATE — Sunday, July 24th, 2016 10:15 a.m. EDT
As of 5:00 p.m. Saturday, The Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) says power has been restored to all of its customers in the western U.P. Storms early Thursday morning knocked out power to over 20,000 customers.
UPPCO says a few residences are in need of electrical work before power can come back on.
UPDATE — Friday, July 22nd, 2016 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is still working towards restoring power to customers in the western U.P. who lost it as a result of Thursday morning’s storms.
As of 7:30 p.m., UPPCO says less than 500 customers remain without power in Houghton, Ontonagon and Baraga counties. Originally, over 20,000 customers lost power from the storms.
UPPCO says some customers may not see power restored until sometime Saturday. If you see a downed power line, you’re asked to call UPPCO at 1-800-562-7809.
MARQUETTE — As of 12:30 p.m. EST today, here is the latest update regarding Thursday’s storm that brought high winds and lightning, resulting in outages impacting numerous Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) customers.
It is estimated that less than 1,000 customers remain without power in an area covering Houghton, Ontonagon and Baraga counties. Upper Peninsula Power Company has all available crews in the field. Crews will be working throughout the day and into the evening to get power on as quickly as possible.
UPPCO reminds the public to always consider a power line to be energized, even if it is on the ground. Do not touch a downed line or try to move it in any way. Anyone coming across a downed wire or trees or limbs on lines are asked to call UPPCO’s 24-hour electric emergency number at 800-562-7809.
Doing this will help crews restore power as quickly as possible. UPPCO customers can receive timely outage updates via Twitter@UPPCOstorm. Outage information and storm safety tips can be found at www.uppco.com under Outages and Service Problems. Upper Peninsula Power Company thanks all of its customers and the public for their patience.