Weekend winter storm in Michigan will 'likely' lead to power outages

Posted at 10:19 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 22:52:56-05

(WXYZ) — Consumers Energy is preparing for the winter storm this weekend that could cause power outages.

The storm could bring heavy rain, freezing rain and sleet. The biggest concern for metro Detroit will be flooding and freezing rain/ice.

Consumers Energy says the storm will likely lead to downed wires and power outages that could last several days. Hazardous road conditions could delay restoration and damage assessment work.

The company is reminding the public to stay at least 25 feet away from downed wires, and to report them by calling 911 and Consumers Energy.

For the latest on restoration times, Consumers Energy has an Outage Center. Click here to check outages.