Consumers expects weather to cooperate, restore power by Monday night

Lawrence Kim
February 9, 2019

Lansing Board of Water & Light tweeted at about 7:30 p.m.: There are now 1,820 customers without power in the Saginaw/St. Joe and Creyts/Stoll area. The outages were likely the result of freezing rain.

More than 3,600 Lansing Board of Water & Light customers are without power, with the majority in the Delta Township-Waverly area, as of 7:15 p.m.

The utility says power lines are coated with almost a half-inch of ice, with much of the damage including downed trees and power lines in Grand Rapids and surrounding Kent County.

That includes over 1,600 customers in Calhoun County along with 249 customers in Branch County and 521 in Hillsdale County.

According to a report from the company, power has been restored to more than 153,700 customers. The areas hit the hardest by the storms may not be restored until the end of Monday. Relatively small outages were reported in Bay and Genesee counties. Crews are being called in from outside MI to assist.

In northern MI, blizzard conditions are possible.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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