DAFTER, Mich.— Cloverland Electric Cooperative has approximately 2,300 outages remaining throughout its service territory. Storm related outages have affected over 12,500 members since Sunday morning.
As of 4:00 p.m., the greatest areas affected by storm-related outages include the following townships: Whitefish (843), Portage (674), McMillan (291), Clark (170), Chippewa (147) and Thompson (130).
Cloverland crews continue prioritize main circuits that affect the largest impacted areas. This afternoon and evening, three mutual aid crews from Marquette, Escanaba and Traverse City utilities are assisting Cloverland crews with restoration efforts.
Crews will work until 10 p.m. tonight when they will be required to go on mandatory safety rest. Challenging road conditions will continue to slow travel for crews and extend outages for some members.
Members whose power is not restored by 7 p.m. tonight should plan to make alternate arrangements for the evening. Cloverland expects to restore power to the majority of its members tonight. However, due to the widespread impact of the storm, it is possible that power may not be restored to all services until sometime Tuesday. Members who depend on electricity for medical equipment should activate an emergency back-up plan for alternate sources of power or alternate lodging.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative reminds the public to stay safe and stay clear of downed power lines or tree limbs on power lines. Members should report any safety hazards to Cloverland at 1-800-562-4953 or contact their local law enforcement agency.
Members with access to www.cloverland.com and Facebook can stay current on restoration efforts and the latest updates available. In addition, members can use the outage viewer available through Cloverland’s website or its SmartHub app for up-to-the-minute outage updates or to report outages.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It serves over 42,000 homes and businesses in Chippewa, Delta, Mackinac, Luce, and Schoolcraft counties.