Some areas of Upper Peninsula still without power

ESCANABA — Storm-related power outages that stretched through the Thanksgiving holiday were not resolved in some parts of the Upper Peninsula as of Friday morning.

“Crews are continuing their restoration efforts this morning,” Vice-president of Business Development and Communications for Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) Brett French said in an email sent to the Daily Press.

According to French, about 1,200 customers were without power Friday morning. Roughly 300 of these customers were located in the Ishpeming area and about 200 were in the Houghton area, with “a number of smaller trouble spots” remaining throughout UPPCO’s service area.

“We hope to have everyone restored later today,” French said.

French noted the outage map on UPPCO’s website, www.uppco.com, was also down Friday. UPPCO is working to resolve the issue.

According to the Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association’s outage map — located on its website, www.algerdelta.com — the energy supplier was also having some issues as of Friday morning. 6.66 percent of its customers in Delta County were experiencing outages at the time, along with 10.33 percent of its customers in Schoolcraft County and 0.52 percent of its customers in Menominee County.

We Energies customers in the U.P. were also experiencing outages. Across the U.P. service area, 1,219 We Energies customers lacked power Friday morning. In Delta County, 234 customers were without power, and 221 customers were without power in Menominee County. A current map of We Energies outages is available at www.we-energies.com.


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