BWL Power Restoration Progress:
Sunday, Dec 22, 7pm - 34,800 customers without power
Monday, Dec 23, 5am - 30,000
Monday, Dec 23, 4pm - 24,000
Monday, Dec 23, 9pm- 19,000
Tuesday, Dec 24, 5am - 13,600
Tuesday, Dec 24, 4pm - 12,000
Consumers Energy power outage update as of 5pm Tuesday.
Currently, the estimated power restoration schedule for the hardest hit areas is:
Tuesday: Saginaw and Gratiot counties;
Wednesday: Northern Kent County;
Thursday: Allegan, Ionia, eastern and western Kent counties, including greater Grand Rapids, and Montcalm County;
Friday: Portions of Calhoun and Kalamazoo;
Saturday: Some portions of Barry, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Ingham, Livingston, Ottawa, Oakland and Shiawassee counties.
BWL: The Lansing Board of Water and Light says that approximately 12,000 of the utility's customers are without power as of 4pm Tuesday. A statement from the power company says hundreds of downed power lines remain to be repaired. BWL states that they expect a substantial portion of remaining customers to have their power restored by the end of Christmas Day. However, they warn that the possibility of high winds and snow on Wednesday could hamper or reverse efforts to restore power.
The Board of Water & Light is aware of its outage areas. Residents can report a down power line by sending an email to email@example.com, or by calling (517) 702-6006 or toll free at 877-295-5001. Residents may also post a downed line message on the BWL's Facebook page or on SeeClickFlix. Please note that due to high call volumes, you may experience a busy signal and/or long wait times.