MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – A high wind warning is in effect late from late Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon.

12:30 a.m. (12/17/2021) – Early Thursday morning UPPCO is reporting that there are still 2,225 outages in their service area. They have been able to restore power in 58,601 locations. The most are in Marquette County with 1,465 still without power followed by Keweenaw County with 585 without power.

Cloverland Electric is reporting that between Chippewa, Delta, Luce Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties, there are still 5,699 without power. 42,758 area have had restored power. Mackinac County has the most current outages with 2, 906 followed by Chippewa County with 2,490 outages.


10:15 a.m. – Mackinac County 911 & Emergency Management shared that Cloverland Electric is reporting over 10,000 power outages within their service areas. Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties account for more than 9,600 of those outages. 911 operators have received numerous calls in regards to power lines and trees being down across the entire area. There are no estimated times of power restoration available at this time.

https://www.facebook.com/Mackinac.County.911.EmergencyManagement

9:45 a.m. – Monitoring the latest outages from UPPCO, as of 9:46 a.m. 7,476 homes in their coverage area are without power. Marquette County had the most homes affected at 3,124. The highest concentrations of outages were in the areas or Republic, Gwinn, Richmond Township, and Greenwood. In Iron County, the area around Caspian and Iron River has the highest outages. In the Keweenaw Peninsula, more than a 1,000 customers are without power. Many of them on the eastern edge of the peninsula in the area of Torch Lake and the Portage Canal.

9:23 a.m. – Excel Energy provided an update on efforts to restore power along with helpful information for customers.

6:57 a.m. – The National Weather Service in Marquette provided updated information on the strength and duration of the storm.

6:51 a.m. – The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office reported hundreds of customers without power through Xcel Energy. They stated an issue with the outage map. Here is a link to report outages or problems if you’re an Xcel Energy customer.

6:42 a.m. – The Mackinac Bridge Authority issued a partial bridge closure due to the wind. No high-profile vehicles can cross, only cars, vans, and empty pickups. This is common for the bridge authority to issue partial closures during high-wind events.

6:38 a.m. – As of 6:38 Thursday morning, UPPCO was reporting more than 3,000 customers without power. The highest number of homes without power was in Marquette County with 1,933 customers. Iron County had the greatest percentage of people without electricity with 1,614 homes affected or 38 percent of their total population.


Original Post Information Below:

Lakeshore flood warnings are in effect through Thursday afternoon for Delta and Southern Schoolcraft Counties. Warnings in Northern Houghton and Keweenaw Counties extend into Thursday night.

Parts of the Upper Peninsula could wake up to wind gusts between 40-50 miles per hour on Thursday. Parts of the Keweenaw Peninsula could get gusts faster than 60 miles per hour.

People are encouraged to secure or remove any yard or home decorations until Friday when the winds calm down.

For updated forecast, radar maps, and Tom Kippen’s latest forecast, go to our weather page or download the WJMN News App for Android and IOS.

In the event of power outages, here are three of the largest power suppliers in the U.P. to report your outage to.

https://www.we-energies.com/outagemapext/
https://mblp.org/outages/map-of-current-power-outages
https://www.uppco.com/outage-center/

For other public safety information, Michigan State Police have an app for Android and IOS.

Should any other safety information be shared by authorities or other agencies. We will add to this story.