Thousands In the Dark After Northeast Lower Michigan Storms Mon, 20 Jul 2020 06:03:28 EDT
Thousands remain in the dark and some will be without electrical service until at least Tuesday after heavy storms rolled though Northeast Lower Michigan Saturday and Sunday.
Complex weather patterns set the stage for a series of heavy thunderstorm and tornado like activity, uprooting trees, forcing trees to fall on power lines, and even destroying campers in the Onaway State Park where there was one non life threatening injury reported.
Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op reports extra crews have been brought in to assist them continue work to restore power to at least two thousand customers as of Sunday evening. At the height of the outage, at least 15-thousand were in the dark. While most are expected to be restored today, officials say some locations will not see restoration of service until late Tuesday or later.
Consumers Energy reports around 23 thousand are without power this morning, as scattered outages are reported roughly between M-72 and M-55 from I-75 to Lake Huron. That after powerful storms also hit those areas Saturday through Sunday morning. Most are expected to be restored later today or into Tuesday as well.
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