Power Restoration Update
Presque isle Electric & Gas Co-op estimates approximately 829 services are without power this morning, but around 500 are on Bois Blanc Island. Crews worked all night on the larger line outages and continue efforts today. A crew is on their way to the Island this morning. So far, PIE&G estimates that crews have restored approximately 10,670 services since Tuesday that were affected by strong winds that swept across the state.
PIE&G is aware of fifteen (15) broken poles as of this morning, eight of which have been repaired. PIE&G has brought in a contract crew with special equipment to access and repair several broken poles in swamp areas. Remaining repairs to the widespread and extensive tree, pole and line damage will continue today. Four crews from Wolverine have been assisting PIE&G since Tuesday.
PIE&G anticipates that almost all repairs should be completed by this evening. However, repairs to some individual outages may continue into Friday, Dec. 8. Current outage information should be available on our outage map at pieg.com. PIE&G extends sincere appreciation to all members who have been affected by this event.