Heavy storms swept through the state last night causing power outages for many Great Lakes Energy (GLE) members. More than 20,000 members across 19 counties are without power.
Most of the damage caused by the storms is in Barry, Kalkaska, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, and Osceola counties. Other counties impacted by storm activity include Allegan, Antrim, Charlevoix, Clare, Crawford, Grand Traverse, Kent, Manistee, Missaukee, Montcalm, Muskegon, Otsego, Ottawa, and Wexford.
GLE line crews, along with the assistance of contract crews, responded to outages throughout the night. Efforts to restore service continue, as GLE line crews further assess and respond to widespread damage. If power is not restored by 10 p.m. tonight, GLE members requiring power should make alternative plans for the overnight hours.
Great Lakes Energy members are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and also stay clear of trees and limbs hanging on the lines. Current outage information by counties and zip codes is updated on the Great Lakes Energy website, www.gtlakes.com, by visiting Storm Central.
Great Lakes Energy members can report their power outage online, on the Great Lakes Energy app, or by calling 888-485-2537.