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Consumers Energy users are still without power In Jackson

Power lines knocked down due to storm damage in Danvers, Mass.
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Power lines knocked down due to storm damage in Danvers, Mass.

More than six thousand Consumers Energy customers in Jackson County are starting a new week without power after storms last week caused outages for tens of thousands of people.

Severe weather hit Jackson County hard last Wednesday and into Thursday.

About 350,000 residents across the state lost power because of the storms

Late Sunday night, Consumers Energy announced more than 98% of all-electric customers had their power restored, but outages continue in Jackson.

Terry DeDoes is a spokesperson for Consumers He says they are hoping to fix any ongoing outages in Jackson by the end of the day on Monday.

“There are still customers that are impacted, and we're going to work diligently around the clock like we have been long hours, all hands on deck until the last customer is restored.” //:12

DeDoes says those who lost power for at least five days can apply to receive credits from Consumers Energy.

On Monday, Attorney General Dana Nessel called on the utility companies as well as DTE Energy to automatically credit customers affected by the outages.

Customers Energy customers can apply to receive outage credits by going here.

As WKAR's Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan's Latinx community. Michelle is also the voice of WKAR's weekend news programs.
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