Arrowhead Cooperative Power Outage – October 4th, 2018

Outage Update 10:35 pm: Our amazing crews have been working around the clock to safely restore power to as many possible. With the extent of damage on the system there are still some members that will have sustained outages throughout the evening and night. We will continue restoration as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and the consideration for the safety of our crews that have been working tirelessly for 22 hours.

Please call 218-663-7239 or 800-864-3744 for information about power outages.

Please call 218-663-9030 or 877-602-7769 for information or assistance with broadband outages.

Please see below for additional information from the County Emergency Management Department:

Shelter Opening this Evening Despite Great Strides in Power Restoration and Recovery Efforts

October 4, 2018, 5:39 pm — Despite great strides in power restoration and crews working round the clock since last evening, power may not all be restored this evening. Cook County Public Health & Human Services will be opening an emergency shelter location at the Cook County YMCA in Grand Marais, for anyone throughout the County without power and who needs shelter overnight. Shelter operations will be open at 7:30 pm. If you need transportation to the shelter location please contact Bill Shaffer from the Cook County Senior Center at 218-387-3167 to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding sheltering, please contact the PHHS Shelter at 218-387-5397.

In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

Arrowhead Electric Co-op and mutual aid crews are making significant headway in restoration; all of Pike Lake Rd and Pike Lake area have been restored. Crews have also restored power along County Rd 7. Lake States crews are finishing up the Gunflint Trail and the north side of Devil Track Lake.

Arrowhead crews are tidying up Fall River Road and clearing the trees along County Rd 60, and will converge into the Colvill area along Highway 61. This has the highest density of downed trees and will need all of the crews to accomplish the restoration.

City of Grand Marais PUC has cleared and restored a significant amount of affected areas. After being on all night and day, PUC crews must take a mandatory minimum eight-hour break. A handful of customers along 8th Avenue and 3rd Avenue in the City of Grand Marais will still be without power overnight.

Residents are encouraged to check on neighbors, family and friends, along with any vulnerable people they may be aware of, and if needed direct them to the shelter location. Please check in at the shelter registration desk through the main doors of the Cook County YMCA located at 105 5th St, Grand Marais, MN.

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