The Cloverland Electric Co-op continued to work on power outages in the Eastern Upper Peninsula on Sunday.
The utility said that as of 6:00 Sunday night, there were less than 300 outages in the co-op’s vast coverage area, which stretches from Delta County’s Garden Peninsula all the way to the Lake Huron shoreline at DeTour.
“We are getting closer. We have a little over 260 services to go to get us to zero outages! Most of these are concentrated in the DeTour, Raber and Pickford areas and on Neebish Island. Crews will continue working until 11 p.m. before taking a required safety rest and resume tackling any remaining outages at 7 a.m. If your power is not restored by 8 p.m. tonight, you may wish to make alternate arrangements for tonight. Members who need shelter or non-emergency assistance should call 2-1-1. Thank you for your patience. This is the last post for this evening.”
The Cherryland Electric Cooperative spent the weekend providing mutual aid support and on Sunday was helping to get the final customers turned back on. Cloverland says its goal is to have power restored to most of the remaining services affected by Friday’s wind event by Sunday night. An interactive outage map shows a summary of our current outages by county, township and zip code at www.cloverland.com.
At the peak of the wind storm Friday, there were some 12,000 Cloverland customers without power.
Friday afternoon’s winds also caused trees to be knocked down and other power outages throughout the Central U.P.