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Thousands Still Wishing For Power On Christmas

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(WLNS) - Thousands across Michigan are hoping for a Christmas miracle to see their power restored.

Lansing Board of Water & Light says they have approximately 6,500 customers still without power, down from an origial 30,000. They're also working to repair hundreds of downed power lines, which are being prioritized for safety reasons.

Line crews are working to restore power along circuits in areas reflected by the following street intersections:

Haslett/Hagadorn
MLK/Holmes
Michigan/Waverly
I-496/MLK
Pleasant Grove/Mt Hope
Cedar/E. Miller
Haslett/E. Saginaw
Willow/Waverly
Holmes/Waverly

BWL says they're confident they can restore everyone's power, but say because of the weather, it's possible more people may lose power from heavy snow, ice lined trees and powerful winds.

Consumers Energy reports that their outages decreased since storm from 300,000 to 132,000 customers without power. They're sending 1,000 additional workers to Michigan to help in restoration efforts.

Allegan (1,964)
Barry (14,523)
Calhoun (3,964)
Clinton (8,562)
Eaton (12,041)
Genesee (45,987)
Gratiot (243)
Ingham (14,872)
Ionia (3,173)
Kent (2,202)
Livingston (2,799)
Oakland (2,749)
Shiawassee (17,385)

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

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.

If someone you know is still without power, a list of warming centers can be found here: Warming Centers List

More resources can be found here: Complete Ice Storm Coverage Round-Up

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