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Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) crews and contractors are busy responding to the ice storm that hit parts of the Upper Peninsula on Monday.

“We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as we restore power as quickly and safely as possible,”
said Brett French, Vice President of Business Development and Communications for the company. “Our crews have been working throughout the day to address unsafe conditions and restore service to our customers. Our restoration efforts are expected to continue into the evening and may extend into Tuesday, depending upon the extent of the storm’s damage.”

As of 4:30 p.m. this afternnon there were more than 4,000 outages in Marquette County.

UPPCO is encouraging people to report all downed electric power lines or unsafe conditions that may have resulted from the winter storm that hit the area on Monday.

“People should never approach or make contact with any utility equipment,” said French. “Customers who are aware of any downed power lines or unsafe conditions are being asked to call our Customer Contact Center in Ishpeming at (906) 449-2011 or (800) 562-7809. Customer’s wishing to report an
outage are encouraged to do so via our Online Customer Portal.”

Outage updates are also being posted to UPPCO’s Outage Map and Twitter feed @UPPCO.