High winds sweep through Schoolcraft County
MANISTIQUE – The National Weather Service office in Negaunee has issued a wind advisory for northern and southern Schoolcraft County, including Manistique and Seney. The advisory will remain in effect until 8 p.m. this evening, as gusts as high as 45 mph are expected throughout the day and evening.
According to the NWS, the advisory was issued as weakening remnants of the former Hurricane Sandy move across Pennsylvania. This has caused sustained wind gusts, especially along the Lake Superior shoreline in Alger and Luce counties.
In addition, Cloverland Electric Cooperative has issued an outage alert for Germfask, Curtis, McMillan, Naubinway, Engadine, Trout Lake, Eckerman, and Strongs. According to a news release issued by the cooperative, approximately 650 people are affected by the outage, which was cause by a combination of wind, downed lines, and trees falling on lines.
Residents are advised to stay clear of downed lines and call (800) 562-4953 to report an outage.