© 2021 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 91.3 Port Huron 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Sports

Thousands remain without power after "Presidents' Day Storm"

David Wilson FLICKR.jpg
David Wilson
/
Flickr
Thousands in Michigan remain without power on Tuesday

More than 100,000 utility customers in southern Michigan lost power from the "Presidents' Day storm" that hit the state Sunday and Monday... and they're likely to remain without electricity for at least two more days. The Associated Press reports:

Consumers Energy spokesman Tim Pietryga said in a statement Tuesday that most of the Jackson-based utility's customers without power are in Kalamazoo, Lenawee, Monroe, Hillsdale, Calhoun and Branch counties. More than 160,000 customers have been affected. Pietryga said workers, including 100 utility crews from Indiana and Ohio, should return power to most blacked-out customers by late Thursday evening. But power may not return to the hardest-hit counties until Friday. DTE Energy Co. reported no major outages. Six to 10 inches of snow, along with sleet and ice, fell on Lower Michigan between Sunday and Monday.

Related Content