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Around 100,000 Without Power In Mid-Michigan After Ice Storm

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Pretty much everywhere you look, you'll see the damage done from this weekend's winter storm. The weight of the ice caused trees and power lines to snap.

The Lansing Board of Water & Light says around 19,000 customers are still without power. The number of downed power line reports has increased overnight from 300 to more than 400, then again to 500 Monday during the day. They say they're hopeful more are expected to be restored throughout the night, with most restored by Wednesday.

Consumers Energy says more than 2,500 utility workers from 11 states and Washington D.C. are on their way to Michigan to assist with power restoration. All workers are expected to be working on Wednesday, which is Christmas.

Consumers says almost 185,000 customers across the state are still without power.

About 71,000 Consumers Energy customers in Mid-Michigan are still without power.

Allegan (2,927)
Barry (17,623)
Calhoun (9,636)
Clinton (9,034)
Eaton (15,926)
Genesee (62,507)
Gratiot (5,921)
Ingham (17,850)
Ionia (4,864)

Jackson (261)
Kent (5,710)
Livingston (3,632)
Oakland (3,587)
Shiawassee (20,024)

Currently, the estimated power restoration schedule for the hardest hit areas is:

Tuesday: Allegan, northern Kent and Saginaw counties
Wednesday: Gratiot, Ionia, Montcalm and eastern Kent counties
Thursday:  Kalamazoo County, western Kent County and greater Grand Rapids
Friday: Barry, Calhoun and Shiawassee counties
Saturday: Some portions of Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Ingham, Livingston, Oakland and Ottawa counties.

DTE reports cutsomers in Ingham and Livingston counties have just over 3,000 without power. They hope to have 90 percent of all customers restored by late Tuesday.

Warming centers have been set up across the area to help people affected by the storm.

If you see any downed power lines, stay at least 25 feet away and call 911. To report a downed power line, send an email to customerservice@lbwl.com or call 517-702-6006 or toll free at 800-493-8009.

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