Power outages surge across Lansing area

Posted at 8:49 PM, Jul 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 07:32:13-04

Families across the Lansing area are trying to figure out how to operate without power.

"We can't do anything," says Lauren Rodriguez, who is helping her family move to East Lansing. The family came to the house today to try and sand the floors, but without power they couldn't do anything. And it could be a bit longer before they can get back to work.

"We expect these outages to continue through Monday," says the general manager of BWL, Dick Peffley.

That doesn't encompass every home. The BWL expects to get many of their customers power before the end of the weekend, but they won't be able to get to every line before Monday. Especially single lines that only service one household.

The BWL had crews from all over the state, and also Indiana, come help with bringing power back to homes and businesses.

"We have plenty of resources here to restore power," Peffley says, "it's just going to take some time to put each wire back up."

Over 10,000 homes had no power after the storm, now that number is down to near 6,000 according to the BWL as of 5:00 on Saturday.