Severe storms passing through the Great Lakes Energy (GLE) service area earlier today resulted in power outages for more than 12,000 GLE members. Following the restoration efforts so far, approximately 4,000 members across 11 counties are without power.
Areas currently affected with the most outages are Charlevoix, Kalkaska, and Otsego counties. All available GLE line crews are working to restore service. If power is not restored by 10 p.m. tonight, GLE members requiring power should make alternative plans for the 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.