A winter storm has caused power outages for more than 100,000 customers in Michigan.

February 26, 2024
February 03, 2024
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A winter storm, caused power outages for more than 100,000 people. Officials cautioned that the restoration process might be delayed due to high winds, which could hinder crews' ability to work on power lines.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules prohibit line workers from using buckets in winds exceeding 35 miles per hour. The Weather channel predicted wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour during the storm.

The weather Channel reported over 48,000 customers without power, while others reported more than 98,000 outages. officials assured the public that over a thousand employees were prepared to respond to outages caused by the extreme weather system.

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With hundreds of crews strategically positioned across its service area, Officials focused its efforts on the I-96 corridor. Officials emphasized the potential blizzard conditions and urged people to exercise caution, slow down, and give space to crews working on power lines.

Both utility companies emphasized safety, urging people to be cautious around crews and advising them to report downed power lines by calling 911. The challenging weather conditions highlighted the importance of adherence to safety regulations and the need for coordinated efforts to address power outages promptly.

Seems like winter is here!

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