8:30 pm Update Wind Outages
Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op has restored approximately 9460 services so far today but there are an estimated 6000 services that are still without power this evening as a result of widespread wind and tree damage. Crews restoration efforts began this morning and will continue tonight and through the weekend. PIE&G received numerous 911 emergency calls regarding energized lines down across roads and highways. Damage assessment will continue tomorrow.
PIE&G is being assisted by Wolverine Power Cooperative crews and contract tree cutting services. Restorations are anticipated to continue through the weekend due to the number of downed trees and broken poles. Members should be prepared to be without power for several days.
Please contact PIE&G at 1 (800) 423-6634 to report all power outages or downed power lines. Everyone should use extreme caution and stay away from downed lines until line crews can secure the area.