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MLGW to Complete Storm Restoration Today
April 23, 2011
(April 23, 2011) - MLGW crews this morning are beginning the final stages of restoration following Tuesday night's storm. Since Tuesday, MLGW has restored power to about 63,150 of 64,000 customers affected by the April 19 storm, with remaining customers to be restored today. An additional 850 MLGW customers experienced outages overnight due to high winds and three poles being hit by cars.

MLGW will resume normal operations by late Saturday evening. A small number of recent non storm-related outages may remain unresolved as of Sunday, but MLGW crews will continue to work diligently to restore their power.

To summarize:
  • About 120 MLGW crews are currently in the field restoring power.
  • This includes 25 outside crews that were retained by MLGW today to assist in the restoration effort.
  • Any customer still without power should call 544-6500 today to ensure their outage is logged in the system.
  • To report an emergency such as downed wires or gas leaks, please call 528-4465.
  • MLGW's Customer Care Center will be open until 7 p.m. tonight to take customer calls (544-MLGW).
  • Some customers may have damage to their weatherheads. If it is damaged, a customer must have it repaired by a licensed electrician and inspected by Code Enforcement before MLGW can restore your power. An example of a weatherhead can be found here: http://mlgw.com/images/weather_head.jpg.