At approximately 7:12PM, Saturday evening, March 21st, 2015, The South and South Western portions of Clare County experienced a power outage. While some areas were restored by 9:30PM, Saturday evening, areas of the City of Clare and surrounding were still out of power until approximately 12:00PM Sunday, March 22nd, 2015.
911 Central Dispatch sent responders to several calls to check on individuals and assistance calls to elderly and shut ins especially, Clare Fire Department stood by at their quarters during this event and provided updates.
According to Energy Officials a fire in Gladwin County caused damage to a high voltage line and subsequent failures until repairs were completed.
At this time no damage has been reported here in Clare County.
Messages were sent out using Clare Counties Nixle public messaging system during the outage.