power outages

WARREN, MI (AP)--   Crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of Lower Michigan customers who lost electrical service due to freezing rain and high winds. 

Utilities say more than a quarter-million didn't have service early Monday.

DTE Energy says about 250,000 of its customers were without power and it expects 90 percent of its 370,000 affected customers to have service by the end of Tuesday. Consumers Energy restored power to most of its more than 118,000 affected customers.

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.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Utilities across the Upper Peninsula continue efforts to restore electricity to residents after hurricane-force winds ripped through the region Tuesday.

Gusts of up to 60 to 70 miles per hour knocked down trees, power poles, and other high-profile structures, and hampered the abilities of crews to get to downed lines.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Approximately 6,000 UPPCO customers were without power in Marquette, Alger, Delta, Houghton and Keweenaw counties Tuesday morning due to adverse weather conditions. 

Hardest hit areas include Gwinn, Au Train and Calumet as well as Hancock and K.I. Sawyer.

UPPCO crews and employees in various company offices are currently working to address outages as they occur, and has made arrangements to use contracted resources to expedite restoration efforts wherever possible.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Thunderstorms have knocked out power to nearly 10,000 customers throughout the Upper Peninsula.

The storms crossed the U.P. Sunday night, producing strong winds and frequent lightning.

Upper Peninsula Power Company says only about 26 residences in its service area are affected.  Wisconsin-based WE Energies is trying to restore power to nearly 3,300 customers in Dickinson and Delta Counties. Cloverland Electric says about 6,600 residents in the Eastern and Central U.P. were affected as of last night.

MARQUETTE, MI--   UPPCO says fewer than 500 customers remained without power Tuesday night, following Monday’s severe storm and Tuesday’s snowfall.

Around 50 field employees and 50 contractors from other utilities have been working to restore electricity nearly round the clock, but heavy snow hampered efforts to replace a number of utility poles damaged by 70- to 80-mile-per-hour straight-line winds that whipped through Marquette and Iron counties early Monday morning. The majority of the customers without power are in Republic and the greater Ishpeming area. 

ONTONAGON, MI--   It’s been a long, tiring few days, but Upper Peninsula Power Company says electricity has been restored to nearly every customer in the Western U.P. 

More than 20,000 customers lost power during early morning thunderstorms last Thursday.  High winds toppled trees and lines and lightning contributed to the chaos.  Officials say the Twin Lakes and Jacobsville areas in Houghton County and the lakeshore near Ontonagon were hardest hit.  Some residences will need electrical work before power can be restored. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Thousands of people remain without power Thursday afternoon, after early-morning thunderstorms brought high winds and lightning to the Western and Central U.P.

Upper Peninsula Power Company is working to restore electricity to residents in an area from approximately Chassell west to Ontonagon County and north to Houghton and Keweenaw counties.  The storm caused trees and branches to fall on three American Transmission Company transmission lines, subsequently causing outages and impacting UPPCO’s distribution system and customers.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   High winds are causing scattered power outages in Michigan and bringing warnings about high waves on the Great Lakes.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. says there were several thousand outages on Thursday morning and crews are expected to be making repairs throughout the day.

The National Weather Service issued gale warnings for the Great Lakes.

Crews work to restore power after storms hit Michigan

Aug 4, 2015

GLEN ARBOR, MI (AP)--   Crews are making progress restoring power to tens of thousands of Michigan homes and businesses left without electrical service following severe storms.  

CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy Unit says about 42,000 of 158,000 of its customers left without power since storms Sunday and early Monday were without service early Tuesday.

Most should be back late Wednesday. In Leelanau, Grand Traverse and Ogemaw counties, complete restoration is expected Thursday.