EAST LANSING, Mich. – Residents still without power from Michigan to Maine after a weekend ice storm are becoming frustrated with each passing hour that their homes remain dark and cold.
They’re scrambling to buy or borrow generators to keep pipes from freezing. Some have fled their homes while others are choosing to stay or have nowhere else to go.
Michigan bore the brunt of the storm as nearly 600,000 homes and businesses lost power, and as of Friday morning, about 60,000 customers remained in the dark. Some might not get power back until next week.
The storm has been blamed for 17 deaths in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. Five people apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning tied to using generators.