December 18, 2014

About 1,000 still without power in county

Updated at 9 a.m. Nov. 19

Consumers Energy
The orange, purple and blue areas on the Consumers Energy outage map show where power was reportedly lost Sunday night.
11/18/13

ARENAC COUNTY — High winds, rain and thunderstorms Nov. 17 left many Arenac County homes in the dark, and about 1,057 Consumers Energy customers lost power, according to a Consumers Energy press release circulated at 4 a.m. Nov. 19.

The amount of households without power Tuesday was about 600 fewer than on Sunday evening, when most of the people who lost power experienced the outage. Statewide about 118,000 Consumers Energy customers were without electricity at the time of the Nov. 19 press release, about 100,000 fewer than Sunday.

Most of the people who lost power Sunday should have their power restored by late Friday, according to the press release. Some customers in harder hit areas might not have their power restored until Saturday, the press release said,

According to the Consumers Energy outage map, as of 9 a.m. Nov. 19 the most widespread outages were reported in the areas of Standish and Lincoln Townships, near the Bay-Arenac line on I-75. About 425 households were without power. That outage was reported a little after 5 p.m. Nov. 17, and includes Bay County customers.

Service was restored to a large number of customers in the Omer and Twining areas around 7 p.m. Nov. 18. That outage included approximately 700 households Sunday night.

A pair of power outages around Grove Road from West Main Street to US-23 caused more than 350 customers to lose electricity as of press time.

An outage in the Turner area caused 165 customers to lose service. About 52 customers in Lincoln Township along Lincoln Road and Seven Mile reportedly lost power.

Several smaller outages have also been reported throughout the county.

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