Ice Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power

outagesGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The storm which dumped rain, ice, and snow across West Michigan is responsible for power outages across the state early Sunday morning.

Across the state, more than 155,000 Consumers Energy customers were without power as of 12:30 p.m.  That number continues to grow as the ice and snow both continue to fall.  The hardest-hit counties in West Michigan are Kent County which has over 21,000 customers with out power and Barry County which has over 14,000 customers with out power.

Ionia County Dispatch announced Sunday afternoon that power would likely not be restored for residents in time for Christmas.
The Red Cross announced it would be opening shelters in Middleville at 128 High St. and Battle Creek at 14600 Beadle Lake Rd.

Consumers Energy has yet to give a time table on when power might be restored.

For a real-time look at power outages across West Michigan, Click Here.

I & M customers can check real-time outages by Clicking Here.


3 Comments to “Ice Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power”

    farmerjack said:
    December 22, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    i got great lakes energy and my power is flickering and my furnace is acting funny turning on and off abruptly. i guess its time to put wood in the stove :(

    Wilhelm said:
    December 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Consumers Energy sucks. You can't get through on the phone and their outage map doesn't work for shit.

    Joe said:
    December 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    I have to see a consumers truck go by on the main road i live on where there is no power and the traffic light is out…accident waiting to happen 55mph zone.

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