WZZM 13 Grand Rapids: Lights back on in most of Kent County
As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, approximately 46,000 Consumers Energy customers remained without service. Since noon Saturday, Dec. 21, the storm has caused more than 380,700 outages, or more than 21 percent of the utility’s 1.8 million electric customers. Barry, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Ingham, Ionia, Livingston, Oakland and Shiawassee counties are among the most affected by electric interruptions.
The majority of customers still without power from last weekend’s storm are expected to be restored by the end of the day Saturday. Restoration times may be affected by additional storm activity causing additional damage.
4 Safety Tips During a Winter Outage
VIDEO: Important public safety tips from Kate Leese, Consumers Energy emergency management coordinator.
- Generator safety is critical Carbon monoxide symptoms, flu-like
- Drive carefully and watch for crews and equipment along roads
- Stay 25 feet away from downed wires and call 1-800-477-5050 immediately
- Keep pipes from freezing with a constant drip