ByABC 12 News Team |
Posted:Mon 10:35 AM, Feb 25, 2019
Updated: Mon 11:10 AM, Feb 25, 2019
MICHIGAN (WJRT) –(02/25/19) – As Michigan dealt with winter weather and strong winds, at least 100,000 homes and businesses were in the dark Monday.
Consumers Energy said it was working to restore power to more than 50,000 Michigan homes and businesses. Crews planned to work around the clock until damage is repaired.
The utility company said about 110,000 customers had been affected by outages since Sunday morning. A significant number of affected homes and businesses should have their lights back on by 11:30 p.m. Monday.
But Consumers Energy said customers in the hardest hit areas might be without power through Tuesday evening.
The utility company said more than 1,600 workers, including customer care representatives and electric line workers, were involved in the recovery efforts.
Consumers Energy said additional help was also brought in from Indiana, Kentucky, and Oklahoma.
Anyone who saw a downed power line was asked to stay at least 25 feet away and call 911.
Meanwhile, DTE Energy announced via Twitter that crews were working to restore power for about 47,000 customers who were still without power as of 5:30 a.m. Monday.
The company said crews had earlier restored power to about 70 percent of the nearly 155,000 customers who lost power when high winds swept the region.
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