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Consumers Energy Still Recovering From Weekend Storms

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JACKSON, Mich. - Consumers Energy crews continued restoration work overnight and estimates that the majority of customers affected by service interruptions will be restored by late tonight.

"The weather overnight may not have been ideal, but at least it didn't drive up outages," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy's vice president of energy delivery. "Our crews were able to continue making good progress in getting the lights turned back on in our communities last night."

More than 110,000 customers have been affected since the beginning of the storm Saturday evening. As of 4 a.m. about 38,000 customers remained without service.

Most should be restored by late tonight, although some in the Grand Rapids and Muskegon areas – which were hit most heavily by Saturday's thunderstorms and 60 mph winds – will wait until Tuesday.

The areas most affected by electric interruptions are Genesee (2,900); Gratiot (900); Isabella (1,955); Kent (5,800); Mecosta (4,100); Montcalm (5,300); Muskegon (7,760); Newaygo (2,125) and Shiawassee (4,640).

More than 100 Consumers Energy and 80 contractor line worker crews have been working in the storm-damaged areas along with more than 100 Consumer Energy contractor line clearing crews to restore energy service to Michigan communities. In addition, electric companies in Indiana and Ohio have sent about 40 crews to help restore service to Consumers Energy customers.

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