Great Lakes Energy line crews worked into the evening, through high winds and heavy wet snow, to return power to approximately 2,000 GLE members last night. Roughly 6,000 members are still without power this morning.
Montcalm, Newaygo, and Oceana counties currently account for the greatest concentration of remaining outages within the Great Lakes Energy service area. The majority of the outages are attributed to downed trees on powerlines due to ice buildup. All available GLE line crews are dispatched to restore power as quickly and safely possible for remaining members.
Great Lakes Energy members are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and to also stay clear of trees and limbs hanging on the lines. Members using generators should ensure they are connected properly and legally with a transfer switch so they do not back feed into the powerlines and cause harm to workers.
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.