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Mon December 23, 2013
Ice Storm Leaves More Than 370,000 in Michigan Without Power
A powerful ice storm swept through the center of Michigan's lower peninsula late Saturday and early Sunday leaving an estimated 373,000 without electrical power.
Consumers Energy estimated 260,000 without power as of midday Monday, with approximately 40,000 without power in the Ingham, Eaton and Clinton county tri-state area. Full restoration is expected by week's end.
DTE Energy estimated 83,000 without power and 90% restoration by Christmas eve.
Also as of midday Monday, Lansing Board of Water and Light estimated 30,000 without power. No estimation of restoration completion is given.
Crews from as far as West Virginia and Georgia are working 16 hours shifts.
Power companies remind us to be sure to stay at least 25 feet from any downed line.