Clark Lake experienced widespread power outages today.  Where they occurred, and length, have differed. For example, along the Eagle Point shoreline, power went out about 9:35 am and returned during the noon hour.  Also over the noon hour, a branch hit a transformer at Sandy Beach and Jefferson causing a “pop” and power to go out in the nearby area.  At this hour (2 pm Sun), power is still out in that area.

The Consumers Energy outage map shows more outages than are actually happening at this hour.  If this map were accurate, it would not be possible to post this story.  Once at the CE outage center, by running your mouse over the affected area you will get their estimate of when power will return. 


After Saturday’s freezing rain, about an inch of snow fell during the overnight hours.  The ice on the trees, with the added weight of the snow, exacerbated the falling branch world.  But the weather also made for some Clark Lake beauty, as the photos illustrate.

And our feathered-friends on the ice don’t care a bit about your electricity.  Here they are, courtesy of the Foundation’s Spirit Cam: