HIGH WINDS CAUSE POWER OUTAGES ACROSS NORTHERN MICHIGAN
December 27, 2016 – Sustained high winds and downed trees and branches falling onto overhead power lines caused outages for thousands of residents across northern Michigan. Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) began receiving reports of wind-related outages around 7 p.m. last night. Crews were dispatched and worked all night to restore around 5,400 services by this morning. Currently there are approximately 1400 members without power throughout PIE&G’s service area. All available crews, contractors and office personnel will continue their efforts today.
PIE&G members should contact PIE&G immediately at (800) 423-6634 to report their power outage 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.
Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op provides electric and natural gas service to approximately 42,500 member-owners in a nine county area of northeast Michigan and its headquarters is in Onaway, Michigan.