Consumers Energy says some of the tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power in Michigan following days of freezing rain are expected to be without electricity through the weekend.

According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, Consumers Energy says that since early Wednesday about 229,000 customers have lost electric service due to ice storms.

The utility says about 153,000 of its customers were without power Friday morning, with most expected to have power by late Sunday.

The hardest hit areas for Consumers Energy included western Michigan.  Parts of the Upper Peninsula were hit by blizzard conditions.