Full power restoration expected today, Lake Country Power crews making progress

Lake Country Power says their line crews have made significant progress to restore service for their customers. Nearly 950 co-op members were without service as of Wednesday, but crews were able to cut that down to 140 by 8:30am.

The electric cooperative says they expect power to be fully restored Thursday, with crews continuing work on repairs. Lake Country Power has kept crews working around the clock, in a safe manner.

"We have around 12 poles left to change in the Cohasset service area and then we should be all up today," said Wade Gould, LCP area supervisor.

At the height of the storm, 8,700 Lake Country Power members lost service Memorial Day evening. The storm busted at least 30 poles, blew trees onto power lines, downed power lines and damaged infrastructure.

The co-op is reminding everyone to always stay away from downed power lines, saying it’s impossible to know if the line is energized. Lake Country Power thanks its members for their willingness to help line crews, but urges them to leave the work for lineworkers to make all repairs during each storm, including tree removal.

Members may call the cooperative at 1-800-421-9959 to report an outage, or visit the Outage Center online.