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Power outage in Dimondale, Michigan? Contact your local utility company.
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Eaton County officials do not yet have an estimate on when power will be restored.
According to officials from Hillsdale BPU the Midcontinent System Operator, which is the organization that oversees the power grid in 15 states, including Michigan, is warning of possible power shortages this summer during peak time demands.
The power outage that hit close to 3,000 Lansing Board of Water & Light customers in Lansing and parts of Delta Township on Tuesday was caused by a helium-filled Mylar balloon that got tangled on a power line on Waverly Road south of Michigan Avenue, the utility said today
The Lansing Board of Water and Light is experiencing power outages throughout the west side of Lansing as of 3:15 p.m. today, affecting close to 3,000 customers.
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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.