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BWL Says Crews Are Prepared For The Upcoming Storm

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Many in mid-Michigan remember the problems with the December ice storm that left some homes without power for nearly two weeks.

There are still damaged tree limbs all over the area and the high winds coming our way could impact nearby power lines.

It's been nearly two months since ice storms took down 2,400 power lines and left many in the area without power for days. Crews are still picking up the pieces.

Lansing could get hit with 40-50 mile an hours winds this week.

With so many tree limbs weakened and hanging near power lines more power outages could be on the way.

This time, BWL spokesman Steve Serkaian says the utility is ready.

"We've got 9 line crews on stand-by beginning now until Friday, in anticipation of the severe wind," he said.

They've certainly got their work cut out for them, it's not hard to find branches on the ground and low hanging limbs from the last ice storm in Lansing.

Serkaian says the company's outage management system is now working and if customers report outages, crews will respond.

"BWL has learned a lot from the outages and we're prepared to deal with any outages that come our way," said Serkaian.

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