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.

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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.


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