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Consumers Energy Fixing Power Outages in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan

This will remembered as the Christmas without power for many.

FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: As of 4:30 a.m. Friday, 52,000 Consumers Energy customers were without electricity. Since noon Saturday, the winter storm caused more than 377,000 outages across Michigan.

Among the counties most affected by the outages still are Kent, with 313 customers without power; Barry, 6,754; Ionia, 1,909; Kalamazoo, 187; and Calhoun, 739.

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John Winkelman
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Power Restoration Continues in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Despite some extra efforts, Christmas is a powerless holiday for many in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan because of snow, cold and the lingering effects of a weekend ice storm, officials said Tuesday.

More than 152,000 electricity customers of Consumers Energy were without power headed into Tuesday evening.

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Becky Weber
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Powerless Christmas for 37,000-plus in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

It’s going to be a powerless Christmas for many households in Grand Rapids and elsewhere across West Michigan because of a weekend ice storm and a continued wintry mix including snow, officials said Monday night.

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More than 70,000 Without Electricity in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

As of noon today, more than 285,000 Consumers Energy customers statewide were without power caused by a snow and ice storm over the weekend.

That includes nearly 70,000 in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, according to the Jackson, Mich.-based utility.

 

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Sunday Grand Rapids Forecast: ‘Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful’ [Video]

There's only one way to sum up this Sunday morning: Slippery and treacherous.

Authorities across West Michigan report ice-, slush- and snow-covered roads, the result of a wintry mix dumped overnight.

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Pure Michigan Spoof – Winter Virgins

The funny spoof Pure Michigan ads are pure genius.

The guy who does them -- there are almost 70 now -- is really clever.

Sure, he doesn't sound all that much like Tim Allen. But he has the music and he knows Michiganders. He really has a grasp of what makes us funny as a state.

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Michigan Views From Space.

Thanks to Hannah Saunders from WZZM TV 13. She posted this picture on her Facebook page. If you think it seems cold and snowy this December, you are right. It doesn't just seem cold and snowy. it really IS!

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Winter Storm Warning For WFGRLand!

The weather gods are playing another cruel joke on us. First the 8 inches of snow we have had all winter long, and now that it's almost Spring, why not a Winter Storm Warning! According to WZZM TV 13 we could get upwards of 6-8 inches in the Grand Rapids area between tonight and tomorrow morning.

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Top 5 Winter Activites in West Michigan

Even though this winter hasn't been brutal - at least so far, I've compiled a list of the Top 5 Winter Activities you may want to consider in Grand Rapids and West Michigan!  So bundle up, and maybe take some of these ideas!

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Here We Go! Blizzard 2012….

OK maybe not as bad as last year's storm (although tell that to the people in Traverse City and along US 31, as they are supposed to get 24 inches between now and Tuesday) but we ARE supposed to get the first real snow of the winter from this system!

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Best Snow Slide Ever!

Okay, I grew up in Northern Michigan, and I would have LOVED to have done something like this, not to mention having it in my own yard. Look how much fun these kids are having! BEST DAD EVER!

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Ever Wonder…

How a train in West Michigan gets through the streets after they've been plowed and blocked the tracks?  This is how!  Notice the flashing lights aren't working!

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