Storm Clean-up in Jackson

By: Natalie Shepherd
By: Natalie Shepherd

The city of Jackson is working to clean-up after a weekend of severe weather. More than 12,000 customers in the county are still without power. Consumers Energy says this is the 10th worst power-outage in the company's history.
Many of the outages are being caused by fallen trees, which have pulled down power lines. But Consumers Energy expects the majority of customers to have their lights on by midnight. Although, they also say more storm activity could slow the process.
The city of Jackson has its own crews and contractors working to remove trees as quickly as possible. But they still don't expect all of the damage to be cleared until the end of next week. Jackson Mayor Martin Griffin says the city has not declared an emergency, and will be able to pay for the damage out of its own coffers. But, he has not released an estimate of how much it will cost the city.


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