Michigan lawmakers demand accountability after 820K left without power after winter storm [Video]

National Energy News

LANSING, Mich. (SBG) — After more than 820,000 Michiganders were left without power after last week’s ice storm tore through the state, leaving downed power lines and families exposed to the winter cold, lawmakers are calling for action.

Precipitation fell again across most of Michigan on Monday, though unlike last week, it’s currently more rain than ice. The slightly warmer temperatures are a small relief for those who are still without power since last Wednesday’s storm.

“It’s incredibly unfortunate that there are families that are still in the cold and dealing with bad weather today, that will continue to stay without power as a result of for-profit monopolies’ negligence to address their actual job of strengthening the grid to ensure that people have power,” House Majority Floor Leader Abraham Aiyash, D-Hamtramck, said Monday afternoon.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, DTE, which mostly serves metro Detroit and southeast Michigan, reports 61,085 customers remain without power, around 3% of …

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