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      Upper Michigan residents hit with power outage

      Nearly 4,800 customers with the Upper Peninsula Power Company were without power Monday afternoon.

      According to the UPPCO outage website, the heaviest hit area was Gwinn with nearly 4,200 customers without power. Other areas facing outages were Little Lake, Negaunee, Seney and Skandia.

      According to UPPCO, the power in Gwinn/KI Sawyer went out due to a transmission issue at around 1 p.m. Power is expected to be restored in two-to-three hours, according to UPPCO.

      Just lost 4500 in Gwinn/KI Sawyer due to a tranmission issue. Too soon to estimate restoration.-kas

      ?? UPPCO (@UPPCOstorm) April 14, 2014

      Problem found in Gwinn substation.Switching power to KI Sawyer restores many customers soon.For Gwinn area, 2-3 hours for repair/restore-kas

      ?? UPPCO (@UPPCOstorm) April 14, 2014

      For more information and an updated outage map, click here to visit UPPCO's website.