Michigan utilities closely monitoring today's big snow storm

Jan 5, 2014

Heavy snow is blanketing parts of Michigan that just recovered from an ice storm two weeks ago.

Hundreds of thousands of utility customers spent days, in some cases nearly two weeks, without electricity.

“At this point we’re monitoring, and ready to respond, depending on what weather may come,” says Dan Bishop, a Consumers Energy spokesman.

Statewide, utility officials are closely watching to see if weather conditions may threaten to undo the repair work done over the past few weeks.

As of 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, only about 700 Consumers Energy customers have lost their electricity.

At the height of the pre-Christmas ice storm, a fourth of Consumers Energy’s 1.8 million customers lost electricity.