Thursday, 29 June, 2017

MI windstorm kills 2, 1 million customers without power

Trees, wires down across Mid-Michigan due to high winds High winds down power lines, cause property damage
Sammy Stanley | 11 March, 2017, 00:16

"As Michiganders are struggling with storm damage and power outages from some of the extreme winds that are blowing through the state, our first priority is the safety and security of residents", Snyder said Wednesday in a statement. My concern is that it's going to take some time to restore those lines.

Crews from surrounding states were arriving in MI to help secure power lines, the company said.

"It happened after hours, around 9:30 p.m, and there were no injuries - everyone is safe", said Fuller, who added that the estimated cost of the damages is not yet known.

As of late afternoon on Thursday, crews for both companies working round-the-clock had restored service to more than 400,000 customers combined, Utility executives said they expected to have most power back on by Sunday night. Most have seen service restored.

At one point early Wednesday, Consumers Energy said more than 205,000 people in West Michigan were without power.

Lauer said that restoration is "a moving target" and to "be patient" as this is the largest storm DTE Energy has dealt with in their history. "With the rough weather continuing, we expect this to be a multi-day restoration effort".

According to the release, the relatively warm weather this winter and significant rainfall left the ground soft and saturated. "If you see yellow caution tape, a downed power line is in the area; do not cross the yellow caution tape". If a power line falls on your vehicle, remain inside until help arrives.

Restoration will take multiple days, he said, and that the outages have occurred from the tip of the Thumb to Monroe near the OH border. Leave one light switch on to indicate when power is restored.

DTE Energy crews include more than 1,800 linemen and 700 contractors and workers from other states.

Monday snow chances but the models are not in agreement on timing and location of the snow, so stay tuned as we get closer this weekend.

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