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Power outage in Chassell, Michigan? Contact your local utility company.
1 injured in Houghton intersection crash during power outage Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
At the time of the crash, the traffic lights at the intersection were not working because of a power outage in the area.
Outages continue throughout western U.P. Tuesday evening Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
Remember to stay away from downed power lines and assume they are energized.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.