MiEnergy Restores Power
TJ Leverentz | Apr 14, 2019 AT 3:22 pm
MiEnergy Cooperative has resorted all power outages related to Winter Storm Westley Saturday afternoon.
The four-day restoration began Wednesday evening as the storm rolled through MiEnergy’s service territory. The cooperative recorded over 5,000 electric service interruptions and 110 broken distribution poles. Four broken transmission poles led to seven substations without power.
Ice buildup on distribution lines, poles, and equipment combined with wind toppled electric lines. MiEnergy worked around the clock on Wednesday, followed by 18-hour days on Thursday and Friday.