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L’Anse Natural Gas Outage Updates

L’Anse Outage Update 12/23/2016 6:30pm
The work to repair the SEMCO gate station in L’Anse has been completed.  SEMCO crews continue to focus their attention on turning off individual meters.  We would like to thank our customers in L’Anse for their understanding and patience during this challenging event.

For updates please continue to visit www.semcoenergygas.com or call 1 800 624 2019.

Click here to view a map of the affected area

L’Anse Outage Update 12/23/2016 3:45pm
Work continues with this first phase of the service restoration process.  SEMCO crews are making good progress getting to each home and business.  As work continues throughout the evening, SEMCO is asking customers to turn on porch and front room lights where possible.  This will not only improve visibility it will also provide additional safety.

For updates please continue to visit www.semcoenergygas.com or call 1 800 624 2019.
Click here to view a map of the affected area


From State Representative Scott Dianda:

L’ANSE UPDATE: In efforts to help those without heat due to the outage — three warming centers are available at the following locations:

Baraga Area Schools
Ojibwa Community College
Big Bucks Bingo Hall

Baraga Area Schools also has 170 cots available to those that need overnight shelter in the community. Residents are asked to bring pillows, blankets and/or sleeping bags for your own comfort.

There will be activities available for the kids and meals as needed throughout the day.

Call 906-353-6664 for additional information and questions.

I have been in touch with the American Red Cross today and can confirm that they have a team and supplies on its way to L’Anse . I’ll continue to post updates here as I receive them.

Please check on the elderly, friends and others who do not have access to media.


L’Anse Outage Update 12/23/2016 12:40pm
In addition to the process of manually shutting off the gas to each individual home and business, SEMCO crews are also working to repair the damage caused by the accident at SEMCO’s city gate station.

In addition to SEMCO employees located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, SEMCO employees from across Michigan are on their way to L’Anse to assist with service restoration.

For updates please continue to visit www.semcoenergygas.com or call 1 800 624 2019.


Baraga Area Schools says there will be 170 cots available to those that need overnight shelter in the community.

Please bring pillows, blankets and/or sleeping bags for your own comfort.

They have activities for available for the kids and will be serving meals as needed throughout the day.

Please call 906-353-6664 for additional information and questions.

 

From SEMCO:

L’Anse Outage Update 12/23/2016 10:30am
SEMCO crews have started the process of going to each home to manually shut off the gas to each home and business.  This process will take several hours and we expect that it will be completed this afternoon.

Emergency Management officials have established a warming center at the Baraga High School, 210 Lyons St. Baraga, MI.

This process takes many hours to complete and SEMCO crews will be working diligently to restore service.
For updates please continue to visit www.semcoenergygas.com or call 1 800 624 2019.

Click here to view a map of the affected area


Roughly 1,200 SEMCO customers in the L’Anse area are without natural gas service after a vehicle crashed into a substation early this morning.

The Baraga County Sheriff’s Office say a northbound vehicle ran off of US-41, west of L’Anse Avenue, around 3:45 Friday morning.

The vehicle struck a SEMCO gas line, which ignited the substation.

The L’Anse Fire Department responded and brought the fire under control.

The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
Here is an update on the situation.

SEMCO Gas Company says the outage could last up to three days.

The L’Anse Water Treatment Plant advises residents to monitor their water in case of freezing pipes. The office will make billing corrections once the outage is resolved.

Warming Centers can be found in the Baraga Area School, Ojibwa College and the Big Bucks Bingo Hall.

The Baraga County Memorial Hospital has heat from a backup source, though it is minimal in some non-essential areas of the hospital.

Bayside Village in L’Anse is currently without heat, but they have 5 70,000 btu propane heaters—one is already at the facility and four are on the way and will have a natural gas tanker there within nine hours.

Families of residents of Bayside have been notified and made aware of their emergency plan.

If you need immediate assistance, contact the Baraga County Sheriff’s Office at 906-524-6100

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