MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – High winds caused power outages for thousands of customers in the eastern U.P. and northern lower Michigan yesterday.
Cloverland Electric says about 1,100 of their customers were without power in areas including Manistique, Naubinway and St. Ignace. Power companies in the region said the high winds were knocking over trees that were pulling down power lines.
Over 3,500 customers were without power across northern lower Michigan due to the high winds. The high winds also closed the Mackinac Bridge to high-profile vehicles for several hours yesterday with gusts of over 55 miles an hour being reported.
Power has been restored to most customers this morning, and any areas without power will be back up and running soon.
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