6 a.m. Power Outage Update; All Great Lakes Energy Customers in West Michigan Now Have Power Restored.
At the peak last night, up to 5,000 customers of Great Lakes Energy in west Michigan were without power, as of 7 p.m., Monday, May 17.
GLE's substations in Pierson, Howard City and Cedar Springs were knocked out of service when a tree fell through a major transmission line feeding the substations. Customers served by those substations had power restored by 9 p.m. Monday night.
GLE also experienced widespread power outages in Hastings, Middleville, Wayland, Dorr and elsewhere throughout Allegan, Ottawa and Barry counties.
Great Lakes Energy Cooperative, with 12,000 miles of power lines, is the customer-owned power company for 110,000 homes, farms and businesses in 24 Michigan counties from Kalamazoo to the Mackinac Straits. Great Lakes Energy also provides propane, heating and cooling, electrician and insulation services and has utility customer service and linemen's centers in Wayland, Newaygo, Reed City, Scottville, Hart, Boyne City, Waters and Kalkaska.
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|Date:||May 18, 1999|
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