- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) - Officials say power has been restored in the city of Escanaba following an explosion at an electrical substation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

WLUC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Ao4YLs ) the Escanaba Electric Department says power was restored as of Tuesday morning. The area had been under rolling blackouts. City officials, however, are asking people to use power conservatively as they work on a permanent fix.

The outage happened after an explosion Monday morning at an Escanaba Power Plant substation. Crews from the Escanaba Power Plant, the Upper Peninsula Power Co. and other agencies worked to restore electrical service. A warming center was opened for residents.

No injuries are reported. Police say there was looting of two businesses and an attempted robbery at a drug store during the blackout.


Information from: WLUC-TV, https://www.wluctv6.com



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