August 12, 2021
Approximately 6,000 Great Lakes Energy (GLE) members remain without power after more than 36 hours of all-hands-on-deck restoration efforts. Currently, 25 counties within the GLE service area are reporting outages.
Heavy rain and winds from storm activity last night complicated working conditions as many locations with the most severe damage were inaccessible by bucket truck. Despite conditions, GLE and contract line crews persisted, restoring power to more than 6,000 members today. Areas with the greatest remaining concentration of outages consist of Allegan, Lake, Mason, Newaygo, and Osceola counties.
If service is not restored by 10 p.m. tonight, GLE members requiring power should make alternative plans for overnight accommodations.
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.