Huge Power Outage In Birch Run
More than 1,000 people are without power this morning in Birch Run and details are showing that it won't be back up until later in the day.
Consumers Energy says 1032 customers are without power.
Power is expected to return by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Details are vague in what caused the power outage. My money is on the high winds we experienced yesterday, and a lack of trimming for these huge branches hanging over powerlines. I can't tell you how many times I've seen outages that could've been prevented just by doing some minor tree maintenance.
Hopefully, things get up and running sooner than 7 p. m. so that residents don't have to deal with spoiled food. And it's a bit too warm to try the good old Michigan refrigerator trick.