2012-04-19 / Local News

High winds cause power outage

Nearly 600 Cherryland Electric Cooperative members in the county were without power for an hour or two Monday due to high winds and downed trees and power line.

Utility spokesman Frank Siepker said Cherryland had 2,400 member households throughout northern Michigan affected by the outage — 587 in Leelanau County.

Monday night homes south of Suttons Bay near Lee Point and M-22 south went dark about 5:30 Monday evening. A total of 327 homes were impacted and had power restored within 90 minutes, Siepker said.

One hundred homes near Peshawbestown and another 160 near Cedar lost electricity about 1 p.m. Power was restored to all of these utility members within two hours.

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