School Closures for 9/30/11:

The following schools are closed due to power outages today-

REPUBLIC- MICHIGAMME SCHOOLS

AUTRAIN-ONOTA SCHOOLS

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NICE Community Schools say Bus #9C, which serves County Road 573 and South Camp Road is not running this morning.

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The Marquette Board of Light and Power says that their crews are working on restoring the main circuits at this time.  As a result, some of their outlying service areas, such as Chocolay, Sands, Skandia and Negaunee Townships, may be without power until sometime tomorrow.

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Michigamme Township Hall is open this morning with a generator for residents if they have any medical or oxygen concerns.  They have full power to help, and most importantly, the coffee is ON!

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UPPCO is currently reporting over 5000 customers across the Upper Peninsula this morning.  Here is their latest statement:

Strong winds continue to cause power outages to UPPCO electric customers. The outages are the result of strong winds causing branches to break or trees falling onto power lines.

UPPCO has been assessing the damage since earlier this afternoon. Asplundh tree crews are on site and working to clean up fallen trees and debris so UPPCO crews can continue restoration efforts. At this time no restoration times are available.

Residents are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and to treat them as if they are energized. Do not attempt to clear downed trees or branches from areas near power lines!

If you have an electric emergency, contact UPPCO at 800-562-7809. All other emergencies please call 911.

Customers who are without power and have internet access can report an outage via their mobile device, laptop or tablet. They can also visit the UPPCO Web site: www.uppco.com.outagesummary/view/outagegrid.aspx to view outage information.