MARQUETTE, MI-- High winds and driving snow created power outages in various areas of the U.P.
Upper Peninsula Power Company says customers began experiencing outages Tuesday morning when a winter storm barreled through the Keweenaw. That produced wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour in the Western and Central U.P. Approximately 3,200 customers in Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, Marquette, Alger and Delta counties were affected throughout the day.
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday about 800 customers were still without power in Keweenaw, Houghton and Marquette counties.
UPPCO officials say crews and support staff continue to address outages as they occur.