DAFTER, Michigan – Approximately 3,500 Cloverland Electric Cooperative members will remain without power for a fourth night as a result of extensive storm damage from freezing rain and ice across the Eastern Upper Peninsula Monday. The highest concentration of outages remains in Chippewa County with more than 2,600 members in the dark and another 900 services affected in Mackinac and Luce Counties.
In addition to the 10 mutual aid crews working with Cloverland this week, the co-op received 10 additional mutual aid crews Thursday. The co-op requested mutual aid Monday morning and received an increasing number of crews as they became available through the holiday week. Crews will continue 16-hour shifts with mandatory 8-hour safety rest until all members are restored.
Outage counts peaked to historic levels Monday with more than half of the co-op’s 33,000 members in the dark. Although crews have restored thousands of outages since Sunday, additional outages have occurred and made it challenging to make an impact on the overall number which continues to fluctuate.
Cloverland Electric reminds the public to stay safe and stay clear of downed power lines and report them by calling 1-800-562-4953 or local law enforcement agencies. Members with access to www.cloverland.com and Cloverland Electric’s Facebook page can stay current on restoration efforts and planned updates at 8 a.m./ 2 p.m./ 6 p.m./ 10 p.m. However, the co-op reminds its members not use Facebook or other social media platforms to report outages, post service addresses or other account information.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It serves over 43,000 homes and businesses in Chippewa, Delta, Mackinac, Luce and Schoolcraft counties.
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