(Cassopolis, MI) – Another round of storms hit southwest Michigan Wednesday morning (April 7th), setting Midwest Energy Cooperative crews further behind in restoration efforts.
At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday about 700 customers were without power as crews continue the laborious efforts to clean up and repair an electric system devastated by Monday night’s severe storms.
“It’s one step forward and two steps back,” reports Terry Rubenthaler, vice president of engineering. “We’re having to rebuild parts of the system because there’s so much damage out there, and today’s storms certainly didn’t help those efforts.”
Outages are scattered across southwest Michigan, with the majority affecting customers in Three Rivers, Marcellus, Mendon, Schoolcraft and Dowagiac.
Midwest Energy Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility providing electric distribution and an assortment of energy-related programs and services to more than 35,000 customers in 11 counties in southern Michigan and northern Indiana and Ohio.
Source: News release from Midwest Energy Cooperative