Final cables secured, response concludes on Straits of Mackinac

Final cables secured, response concludes on Straits of Mackinac
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command announced that work on the remaining Consumers Energy cables was completed, Tuesday, and that the multi-agency response on the Straits of Mackinac has concluded. Crews contracted by Consumers Energy capped the remaining two retired cables, which featured no...

Response efforts under Straits of Mackinac resume following days of inclement weather

Response efforts under Straits of Mackinac resume following days of inclement weather
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command announced that crews contracted by American Transmission Company completed laying concrete mats on top of the capped ATC cables, Saturday, while capping of the Consumers Energy cables has also begun. Inclement weather throughout the week, including fog, showers and heavy surf, hindered response efforts. All of the affected utility cables owned by ATC were...

Point LeBarbe response completed, McGulpin Point response begins

Point LeBarbe response completed, McGulpin Point response begins
MACKINAW, CITY, Mich., — A unified command has been established to assess damage to the Consumers Energy cables near McGulpin Point, Mich., Tuesday. The McGulpin Point Unified Command consists of members from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Coast Guard and Consumers Energy. Consumers Energy is developing a plan, under the oversight...

ATC cables capped, sealed in Straights of Mackinac, response continues

ATC cables capped, sealed in Straights of Mackinac, response continues
A permanent cap is soldered and affixed to a severed American Transmission Company cable April 26, 2018 in the Straits of Mackinac.  (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company) MACKINAW CITY, Mich., — All of the affected utility cables owned by American Transmission Company have been soldered, capped, sealed and laid on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac in its original position. ATC...

Unified Command approves plan to cap, seal severed utility cables in Straits of Mackinac

Unified Command approves plan to cap, seal severed utility cables in Straits of Mackinac
A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was deployed in the Straits of Mackinac to assess damage to the American Transmission Company’s cable 6 (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company) MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command approved a plan developed by American Transmission Company, contracting with Durocher Marine and T&T Subsea, to cap and seal the two severed utility cables in...