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UPDATE: Some could be blacked out through Christmas, until Thursday or Friday

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Ice, wires and trees can be a very bad mix at this time of the year. (photo courtesy Consumers Energy}
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Ice, wires and trees can be a very bad mix at this time of the year. (photo courtesy Consumers Energy}

UNDATED (WKZO) -- Ice storms have taken out tree limbs and that has taken down power lines, blacking out power to nearly 65-hundred homes in Kalamazoo County, over 94-hundred homes in Calhoun County.    

There are nearly 19-thousand in Barry County without power this morning, that's more than half of the customers in that county without power and about 5-thousand in Allegan County are in the dark. 

The Red Cross has opened a Shelter at the Methodist Church in Middleville and a second shelter has been opened in Barry Township Hall in Delton.  Their role could grow as temperatures are expected to dip well below freezing over the next few days, and many people are without heat. 

One ominous sign is that the number of outages were climbing all day Sunday as more outages were caused by the ice taking down branches and lines. 

Here is a complete list of all the counties.  Allegan (4,950); Barry (18,917); Calhoun (9,454); Clinton (12,544); Eaton (14,016); Genesee (57,531); Gratiot (4,985); Ingham (15,394); Ionia (4,454); Jackson (1,894); Kalamazoo (6,497); Kent (24,680); Livingston (4,227); Montcalm (3,095); Muskegon (1,568); Oakland (1,966); Ottawa (1,519); Saginaw (2,575) and Shiawassee (17,331).

Consumers says some in Kalamazoo County may have to wait until Thursday to get their power restored and they are projecting it will take until Friday for some in Barry and Calhoun Counties. 

Tens of thousands more are without power in mid Michigan where the Ice storms were more intense.

Parking lots, sidewalks and many roadways are extremely slick and treacherous. Road crews have been out salting and sanding intersections and many main roads may be passable, but side roads could be slick and dangerous.

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