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Ice Storm Power Outages Continue Into Day 6

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - It's been almost one week since the ice storm that froze trees and power lines, displacing people from their homes, leaving them cold and powerless.

Lansing's Board of Water and Light is now upping numbers from 2,600 to 3,000 customers in the dark. Officials hope that number will drop to less than 1,000 by the end of the weekend.

According to the DTE's outage map, most residents in the the 6 News viewing area should have their power back on already.

The lights are slowly coming back for Consumers Energy customers. They're reporting a total of around 25,000 across the state still without power. Locally, those numbers break down as follows:

Barry (3,892)
Calhoun (214)
Clinton (1,464)
Eaton (1,149)
Genesee (5,840)
Ingham (2,943)
Ionia (1,306)
Livingston (899)
Oakland (649)
Shiawassee (5,694)

Crews say they'll continue to work until everyone is back on.

Warming temperatures are also creating a problem. Ice is melting and causing ice chunks to fall and damage cars. Trees are also shedding ice, causing them to spring back up, after being drooped over. Crews say this could also slow down restoration times by knocking out more power lines.

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