Most GLE customers’ power restored; 211 remain in dark

blogger-image--1659203105Approximately 211 GLE members without power

An estimated 211 Great Lakes Energy members remain without power Tuesday morning following a massive fall storm that hit the Midwest. Power has been restored to an estimated 35,992 GLE members so far since the storm hit Sunday afternoon.

Power is expected to be restored to remaining members today.

The storm was followed by high winds that prevailed throughout Monday. Widespread power line damage created outages in all 26 counties served by Great Lakes Energy.

Remaining outages are in parts of Antrim, Charlevoix, Crawford, Emmet, Kalkaska, Lake, Mecosta, Montmorency, Oscoda and Otsego counties. Falling trees and limbs due to the high winds are the primary cause of the power line damage.

Current outage information by counties and townships that is updated every 15 minutes can be viewed on the Great Lakes Energy website,, by clicking on Storm Central.

Great Lakes Energy members are reminded to stay away from downed power lines for their safety and protection.

Great Lakes Energy members without power should call the electric cooperative’s automated, toll-free outage number:  1-800-678-0411.