Michigan regulators plan to investigate power outages stemming from a pre-Christmas holiday ice storm that knocked out service to about 660,000 customers.
Colder weather is making its way into Michigan as crews work to restore power to the last people left without electrical service following an ice storm that hit the state more than a week ago.
Fewer than 32,000 homes and businesses remain without power a week after a massive ice storm swept across parts of Michigan.
Some people who lost power in the ice storm may be eligible for a small credit.
About 600,000 homes and businesses across Michigan lost power after last weekend’s devastating ice storm.
“It underscores the inherent dangers that linemen face in restoration efforts in a storm like this,” Lansing’s Board of Water & Light spokesman Stephen Serkaian said.
The death toll in Michigan from last weekend’s ice storm has risen to at least seven, and tens of thousands are still without power.
Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked Wednesday to restore power to the more than half a million homes left in the dark by last weekend’s ice storm.
About 225,000 power outages remain following a weekend ice storm that blacked out at least 488,000 homes and businesses across the state.
Ice storms have caused hundreds of thousands of people throughout Michigan to lose power.