Consumers Energy Speaks to City Watch – Information about Power Restoration

Written by John Face

August 31, 2022

City Watch NEWS reached out to Consumers Energy (Consumers) this morning asking for an update on power restoration in the Albion area and why it is taking longer than normal. Here is their complete reply.

Hi John – thanks for reaching out.

The Albion area and the region between Battle Creek and Jackson were some of the hardest hit by Monday evening’s 70mph thunderstorms. Our crews have found extensive damage to power lines and equipment in the area. Our crews have been working through the past two nights and have been able to make some progress in the area, and we will be sending additional crews to further help restore the area when available. Nearly 400 crews have been working on our system.

Our crews and team members are grateful for Consumers Energy’s customers’ patience and cooperation as we work as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power. We’ve been sharing with different media, too, a reminder of avoiding downed wires. We had over 2,000 power lines come down across 37 counties, and there are still a number down near Albion. So please remind your audience to stay 25 feet away from downed power lines and anything they’re touching. If we they see a downed power line, they should call 9-1-1 first and then call us at 1-800-477-5050.

City Watch will advise when we know more.

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