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Crews work 24/7 to restore power in Bay County

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The Bay City power restoration team is continuing to work around the clock to repair damage from the forceful wind and rain storm that hit the Bay County region last Friday.

Thus far, 85 percent of the 10,000 storm-related service interruptions that occurred have been restored. About 1,500 customers are still without power.

The Bay City Electric Department expects to complete the remaining 15 percent of its service restoration work by the end of this week.  Residents are urged to stay away from downed power lines as lines that appear dead as they can be deadly. 

Customers should call 989-894-8350 to report downed power lines or other hazardous situations.

The city's public works crew is working two shifts to pick up the piles of storm debris along many streets starting in the south end of Bay City and working north.  

Residents and business owners are encouraged to move downed tree limbs and brush into the outlawn area between the street and the sidewalk for removal by the city. The city cannot remove downed trees or stumps from trees located on private property.

To view some of the damage from Friday's storms, click on the slideshow to the left.

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