DAFTER, Michigan (November 11, 2021) — High winds across the Eastern Upper Peninsula caused widespread power outages throughout Cloverland Electric’s five county service territory Thursday. At its peak, the outage event spanned more than 90 different locations with affected 7,200 co-op members mid-afternoon. Cloverland Electric advised members without power by 8 p.m. to activate medical back-up plans and to make arrangements to ensure overnight safety. While most outages were concentrated in Chippewa and Mackinac counties, crews from all five divisions continued restoration efforts until mandatory safety rest was required. Approximately 2,200 members were still out of power at 10:30 PM, but crews were able make more progress so that less than 500 members remained out of power overnight.
Cloverland Electric reminds the public to stay clear of downed power lines and report them by calling 1-800-562-4953 or local law enforcement agencies. Cloverland encourages members with internet access or mobile data to stay tuned to www.cloverland.com and Cloverland Electric’s Facebook page for latest updates on outages and restoration efforts.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility located in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. With over 4,000 miles of line and 43,000 meters, Cloverland serves 34,000 residential, commercial and industrial members in Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Schoolcraft and Delta counties.