Most power restored in Michigan, LBWL still has work to do

Dec 29, 2013

Linemen for Consumers Energy work to restore power.
Linemen for Consumers Energy work to restore power.
Credit Consumers Energy

Power has been restored for most homes and businesses in Michigan after a massive ice storm hit the state last weekend. But there are still thousands who have been without power for a week now.

Last weekend’s ice storm left half a million Michiganders in the dark. Around the clock work by line crews, including help from other states, has much of the power restored for DTE and Consumers Energy customers.  

Most of those still without power are customers of Lansing’s public utility. Angry customers showed up at a company press conference yesterday to complain about the slow repairs. The number of Lansing Board of Water and Light customers without power actually increased yesterday as melting ice from tree limbs damaged more power lines.

But for most people who lost power in Michigan the lights are back on, and officials say the majority of those still in the dark, should have power by the end of today.