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Family trapped inside after tree falls on house

Posted at 8:32 AM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 10:47:39-04

Families all over Mid-Michigan are feeling the wrath of the ice storm making its way across the state.

Andy Mills and his family live in Delhi Township and lost power at around 8:00 this morning. They're just one of the thousands across Mid-Michigan in the dark due to the storm.

"We got the generator out. It doesn't seem like there's any end in sight, everyday is something different. I don't think we're going to get a spring," he said.

In Eaton Rapids, Family Fare was forced to close after losing power. Frustrated shoppers were turned away.

"I just tried to get in there and the guy told me they weren't letting anybody in because they didn't have any power. But they were nice enough to let the people in there out," Steve Taylor said.

In Lansing a family was trapped in their home because a tree weighed down by ice fell onto a car a disrupted power lines. Carl Martin lives nearby and says trees falling in the neighborhood isn't uncommon.

"Debbie across the street has had limbs down. I've had mine, you can see the side of the tree here where the bigger stumps have been cut off. At one point we had a fire up in the tree, on the power line where the line was bad and set the tree on fire up in the air," Martin said.

Regardless of where, the storm and its effects can be felt all across Mid-Michigan, but that doesn't mean residents are surprised.

"I'm like everyone else. I'm about fed up with the cold weather and especially all this ice and everything. But its pretty much something you've got to live through if you're going live in this state. I can tell you," Taylor said.