Consumers Energy: ‘Worst Ice Storm In Ten Years’

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HASTINGS, Mich.,–One of the hardest hit areas in West Michigan following this weekends ice storm was Barry County. Crews were out all day cleaning up the mess Mother Nature left behind, including those with Bennett’s Tree Service.

Crews say they plan on working into the night and have had one call after another, owner Larry Bennett says it will be more than a month till everything even gets close to cleaned up.

The ice isn’t helping things either, as more snow falls and adds weight to the already ice covered branches. By 5 p.m. Monday there were around 18,000 without power in Barry County, Consumers Energy is hoping to have power restored there by Friday.

Crews will be working around the clock, consumers is bringing in around 1,000 workers from as far as Kansas to help. Consumers says its the utility’s worst ice storm in ten years.

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  • sparky

    Looks to me like CE is still inept-
    I moved from Mi 3 yrs ago- we have had storm after storm and never lost power!
    And my bill is far less for more space and use more electricity than I paid there-
    When we lived in GR if there was a stiff breeze Consumers would lose power! Exorbitant prices and a power company that takes no responsibility for their lack- in everything!
    In Mi you pay way more for far less with snarky customer service- Happy I left there!