Category Archives: Ken Evans’ Blog Posts

Another Rough Commute Expected Friday

Accumulating snow, generally 1 to 3 inches, along with very cold temperatures and gusty winds, will create hazardous travel conditions across West Michigan.MORE

Updated Power Restoration Times

Via Fox 17: More than 152,000 Consumers Energy customers across West Michigan are still without power Friday, according to the consumers energy outage map. Consumers Energy says a majority of affected customers are expected to have their service restored by late Sunday but the hardest hit areas may not have power until Monday. Check the updated…MORE

Nearly 40,000 Without Power Across Michigan

Nearly 40,000 residents are without power as of 6am today, many of those are in West Michigan. To check the restoration times and outage map from Consumer’s Energy: TAP HEREMORE

Top Two Super Bowl Commercials In Grand Rapids

According to a very unscientific perusing of my twitter and facebook feeds last night, these seem to be the most popular Super Bowl commercials with West Michigan viewers last night. Do you agree? Backstreet Boys and Chance the Rapper for Doritos Game Of Thrones Take Out The Bud KnightMORE

It’s Oberon Day!

TODAY IS THE DAY! As their tweet below a couple weeks ago stated, today rain, snow or shine it’s Oberon Day, and lucky for us the sun is supposed to shine today! No matter what the temperature is on March 25th, we’re drinking #Oberon. Mark your calendars and save the date! #OberonDay #PolarVortex —…MORE

Pickle Bouquets Are here Just in Time For Valentine’s Day

For a Pickle lover what more could you want for Valentine’s Day than a lovely pickle bouquet! This creation isn’t the first time a company wanted to add something different to the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, last year we had the wonderful pizza bouquet so why not add pickles to the mix. The thought behind…MORE

Consumers: All Clear To Turn Up Thermostats

After requesting that natural gas customers in Michigan turn down their thermostats, Consumers Energy now says you’re in the clear to turn up the heat. The request was initially made on Wednesday night when Governor Whitmer held a press conference and then authorized the activation of the state’s EAS system to push out the message…MORE

You Could Be Snowplowing Illegally

Did you know that if you’re shoveling or snow-blowing any snow into the roads you’re breaking the law? Officials in West Michigan want to remind everyone that if you’re doing this, you’re breaking the law. This can be an hazard to the public and to our plow drivers. Michigan Vehicle Code 257.677a prohibits depositing snow…MORE

Dangerous Cold Continues for West Michigan

From the National Weather Service: Dangerous travel will persist across much of West Michigan throughout the day. Expect snow showers with rapid changes to visibility (near zero at times), intense bursts of snow, gusty winds, and snow covered roads. Temperatures will be life-threatening to those caught outside, with wind chills tonight through Thursday morning between…MORE