Power Companies Warn Customers Ahead of Possible Severe Weather

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The possibility of severe weather beginning Thursday morning has local power companies like Consumers Energy and the Lansing Board of Water and Light urging residents to prepare.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain and high winds are expected, which could affect local utilities, with the possibility of downed trees, and power lines.

Consumers Energy and the Lansing Board of Water and Light are monitoring the weather and tracking forecasts. Both say they are preparing for the possibility of power outages, and damaged lines.

BWL customers should report power outages and downed lines by calling 877-295-5001. Customers can also contact the BWL to report tree limbs on or near power lines. The BWL will work as quickly as possible to restore power to customers who may experience an outage.

Consumers Energy's local service centers are staffed and additional company and contractor crews are on standby to quickly respond to any power outages and downed power lines caused by the expected stormy weather. They ask that customers report any downed wires by calling 9-1-1 or Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-5050. Customers who lose power should contact Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-5050 or online.

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