Final Power Restoration Update 10 a.m.
Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) crews have restored 9,819 services since Tuesday after strong winds swept through the Great Lakes region causing statewide catastrophic power outages. Approximately 10,452 PIE&G services were affected. As of this morning, 633 services are without power, with 371 of these located on Bois Blanc Island. PIE&G crews are flying to the Island this morning to work on repairs. The remaining outages are primarily widespread, individual services. PIE&G expects repairs and restorations should be completed later today.
Outside crews including those from Wolverine Power, Homeworks Tri-County and Zeeland assisted PIE&G. Repair times were hindered by persistent high winds, wintry weather, tree removals and the replacement of fifteen broken poles.
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.