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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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Jupiterimages/ThinkStock
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Five Ways to Save Money on Winter Heating

This winter has brought colder-than-normal temperatures to West Michigan.

We have some tips on how to stay warm and save money.

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Namepic/ Thinkstock
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Here’s What To Do If You Come Across A Down Power Line [VIDEO]

With high winds making their way through the area, there's a good chance we'll see some down power lines. This video is an excellent source for what to do if you come across down power lines or hit a power pole.

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Consumers Energy — Available Job Openings [Video]

We interviewed the folks at Consumers Energy because they have a bunch of new jobs available!

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Consumers Energy is increasing its tree-trimming efforts this year. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
Consumers Energy is increasing its tree-trimming efforts this year. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
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Consumers Energy Increases Tree Trimming for Safer, More Reliable Electricity [Video]

Consumers Energy is increasing tree-trimming efforts across Michigan this year in an ongoing effort to make delivering electricity safer and more reliable.

“Our work to keep electric lines clear is a vital part of our promise to deliver the energy you need, whenever you need it," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy’s vice president of energy delivery.

"Fallen limbs or trees can cut power to hundreds or thousands of people at a time, and that’s why you see crews at work throughout the year in all conditions."

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Long Island Residents, Many Still Without Power, Continue To Clean Up After Superstorm Sandy
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Consumers Energy: More Expected to be Without Electricity on Monday Night

Consumers Energy is expected to cut power at 9 p.m. to allow crews to repair damage from Sunday night's thunderstorms.

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Power Restored On Grand Rapids’ East Side

This morning I woke up in the dark, which is normal, since we don't generally sleep with the lights on. But, it was really dark. No power. Turns out 5,000 other homes on Grand Rapids northeast side were in the same boat. And now we know why.

Consumers Energy is saying that this morning's outage was likely caused by a raccoon that crossed a switch. As of 7:30 a.m. power had been returned to all that were effected. 

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Crash Causes Power Outage In Downtown Grand Rapids

A semi truck crashed into an electrical pole at a Grand Rapids intersection and knocked out power to buildings throughout the downtown area Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at around 10:30 a.m. at Michigan Street and Diamond Avenue.

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Yana Paskova/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Winter Weather Advisory Issued, with Freezing Rain and Gusty Winds Forecast

While the calendar might indicate spring, the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office this afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday and Friday.

A pair of late-season winter storms are bringing freezing rain and gusty winds early Thursday and again early Friday to Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Progress Made on Outages in Greater Grand Rapids and Across Michigan [Video]

Saturday afternoon update: Restoration work continues for Consumers Energy customers impacted by last weekend’s devastating ice storm and those affected by ice melting off trees and equipment from Friday’s and today’s warmer weather.

As of 11:30 a.m. Saturday, about 18,000 Consumers Energy customers remained without service, including 3,667 in Barry County and 468 in Ionia County. Since noon Dec. 21, the storm has caused 409,000 outages, or about 23 percent of the utility’s 1.8 million electric customers.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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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
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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