JACKSON, Mich. — Consumers Energy plans to complete storm restoration by later today for remaining customers without power.
As of 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning, 37,000 people across Michigan lost service due to a series of thunderstorms that swept the state earlier this week.
Guy Packard, the company's vice president of electric operations, says that crews working through the night allow them the opportunity to complete restorations before the day is over.
Consumers Energy would also like to remind these safety tips:
- Stay at least 25 feet away from downed wires, keep children and pets away, and report the issue by calling 911 and Consumers Energy at 800-477-5050.
- Be alert for crews working along roads.
- Call 211 if you are looking for help connecting to a temporary shelter or other community assistance resources.
- Never use a generator in an attached garage, basement, enclosed patio, or near any air intakes as doing so produces carbon monoxide.
- Consumers Energy will trim or remove trees in the way of restoring electricity, but once it's safe, clean-up will be the responsibility of property owners.