4 pm Outage Restoration Update
Approximately 9,690 power outages were recorded for Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) members since Wednesday morning due to sustained winds gusting to 50 mph in the region. Crews have restored 8,478 services so far, but a wind advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Approximately 1,212 services throughout PIE&G’s service area are without power this afternoon.
PIE&G crews are receiving help from Wolverine Power, Homeworks Tri-County, Zeeland, and outside tree contractors who are assisting to safely restore power to as many services as possible today. Due to persistent high winds and wintry weather, and the need for tree removals and special equipment to access and replace broken poles, PIE&G anticipates that repairs to some individual outages will extend into Thursday, March 9. Members who are without power this afternoon are advised to plan accordingly.
Members should contact PIE&G immediately at (800) 423-6634 to report new power outages or any downed power lines. Residents are cautioned to stay at least 25 feet away from any downed wires and to report them immediately to PIE&G or a local law enforcement agency.