New BWL emergency ops manager briefs community leaders on winter plan

Dec 2, 2014

Credit Credit Joe Linstroth / WKAR

Mid-Michigan is already getting a taste of winter, no matter what the calendar says. As the weather turns colder, the Lansing Board of Water and Light is preparing for the possibility of power outages.

A year ago, the Lansing region endured a historic winter storm that knocked out power to tens of thousands of people, many for more than a week. Since then, the BWL has instituted a number of changes, including the hiring of a new emergency operations manager.

Trent Atkins assumed those duties a month ago after several years with the Lansing Fire Department. Today he met with regional planners for a briefing on emergency plans.

Current State speaks with Trent Atkins about those plans.