As of 6:10 p.m. Sunday, the number of customers without power from Friday’s storm is down to 38.
Here’s how things are looking right now across the townships we serve-DeTour (27) and Raber (5) and a few individual outages.
Crews will continue restoration efforts until 11 p.m. before going on a safety rest for the night.They will then address any new or remaining outages on Monday.
Those who depend on electricity for medical equipment should activate their emergency backup plan for alternate sources of power or alternate lodging. Members who need shelter or non-emergency assistance should call 1-800-338-1119 or Michigan 2-1-1. Thank you for your patience and support as we work to get the power back on safely.
Heavy, wet snow quickly accumulated on trees and weighed down power lines. Numerous downed lines and trees on lines were reported in and around Chippewa and Mackinac counties. Since the storm began, crews have been working around clock to restore power. Due to the number of outages and damage, line crews from Great Lakes Energy, Cherryland Electric Cooperative and Traverse City Light and Power are providing mutual aid and assisting in the restoration efforts.
With safety in mind, stay away from fallen power lines. Never attempt to remove a tree or other object contacting a power lines. Assume that any power line is conducting electricity and call 800-562-4953 to report downed lines or local law enforcement.
If you use a standby generator, Cloverland Electric reminds you that an improper generator hookup can create serious problems in safety and service. Please follow the manufacturer’s operating procedures for your safety and the safety of others, too.