STURGIS (WKZO) -- The city of Sturgis is asking its customers to reduce their use of electricity immediately to prevent a blackout in the area.
Utility companies have contacted the City of Sturgis's Electric Department, asking them to reduce the overall system load as the system is apparently experiencing overload issues due to high temperatures in the area. Without a reduction in power usage, an outage is expected.
Officials are asking that residents maintain reduced electricity usage until further notice. Should a power outage occur, it is expected to last until late Wednesday evening.