Consumers Energy is preparing for the storm expected to hit the lower peninsula with snow, freezing rain and strong wind gusts starting this afternoon, potentially resulting in power outages, downed wires and other safety hazards.
The Consumers Energy Storm Restoration Team has been monitoring this developing storm for several days and is ready to respond. Crews are being staged ahead of this event in areas where they expect the greatest damage. Consumers is also preparing trucks and essential materials needed to assist with any restoration efforts.
To help the public prepare for what to do before, during and after a storm, residents can visit consumersenergy.com/outagecenter for helpful tips. With the potential for downed wires, residents should stay at least 25 feet away from them and anything they are touching, keep children and pets away, and report the issue by calling 9-1-1 and Consumers Energy at 800-477-5050.