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As of 9:30am Friday, 2,032 Lansing Board of Water & Light customers are without power, with 137 wires and 4 poles down. BWL had more than 20,000 outages at the storm’s peak. Additional crews totaling nearly two dozen line crews from BWL and across Michigan, Indiana and Iowa join line spotters in the field, along with 29 tree crews working on restoration efforts today.
The outage map has been updated and now shows estimated restoration times to 11:59pm Saturday, March 11. While the BWL continues to be on track to restore power to most customers today, Friday, March 10, single customer outages will remain through the weekend.
“The wind storm that hit the Lansing area and the state of Michigan was unprecedented,” said General Manager Dick Peffley. “We’re fortunate that we’ve been able to restore 90 percent of our customers without power in the 36 hours since the storm ended Wednesday night. Thanks to our mutual aid agreements, we have additional line and tree crews in the field today to continue restoring power to our remaining customers. I appreciate our customers’ patience and understand their frustration about not having power. We’re working around the clock to get everyone back on as quickly and safely as possible.”
Please stay at least 25 feet from downed lines. Intersections with traffic signals out should be treated as 4-way stops.