- Associated Press - Sunday, March 2, 2014

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - One of Michigan’s s leading power companies says it’s sending dozens of employees to Kentucky to prepare for a severe ice storm forecast to hit the area within hours.

CMS Energy Corp.’s Consumers Energy union says about 65 of its workers were leaving its Jackson service center around 8 a.m. Sunday heading for Louisville, Ky.

The power company says they’ll be helping Louisville Gas and Electric with a storm expected to hit the area Sunday evening.

CMS Energy says it dispatched the utility crews, technicians, mechanics and supervisors under the Great Lakes Mutual Assistance organization. That group helped CMS Energy during Michigan’s December snowstorm.

CMS Energy provides electricity and natural gas to about 6.5 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents.

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