For Immediate Release
April 15, 2011
Contact: Jessica Wheaton, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator
Traverse City Light & Power
Office Phone: (231) 932-4574 or Cell Phone: (231) 631-7155
L&P Experienced Outage
(Traverse City, Michigan) — At approximately 4:45 p.m. Traverse City Light & Power(L&P) experienced an outage affecting 4,300 customers. The outage occurred between Garfield Avenue and Barlow Street, to the base of the peninsula. Power was restored to all customers at 7:40 p.m.
This unusual outage was determined to be caused by a bird contacting a main switching point at Barlow Substation.
“Crews were dispatched immediately and worked quickly and safely to restore power to all L&P customers,” said Ed Rice, L&P executive director.
Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at competitive rates in the region to over 11,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.