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Weekend ice storm leaves over 100,000 without power


UNDATED (WNWN) - Several 100,000 Consumers Energy says some may not get their power back until Thursday, Friday or even Saturday, after the weekend ice storm. Consumer’s Spokesman Brian Wheeler says even with all the extra crews they have brought in from out of state, it’s going to take a while to reverse the damage.

Wheeler says this ice storm has caused a lot more localized damage than November’s wind storms, adding to the challenge.  He says ice coating the streets and the lines also makes it more difficult for line crews to make repairs...and can continue to cause more outages as more limbs break under the strain of the ice. There were over 7,000 without power as the morning began in Kalamazoo County and over 9-thousand in Calhoun County.  Barry County may have been hardest hit with over 19-thousand customers losing power, that’s nearly 85% of the county.