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MPSC reschedules energy assistance fair in Melvindale because of snowstorm making travel unsafe

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Customer Assistance: 800-292-9555

The Michigan Public Service Commission today announced it is canceling its energy assistance fair scheduled for this evening in Melvindale in suburban Detroit because heavy snowfall across west and mid-Michigan has made expressway travel unsafe for partner agencies and MPSC Staff.

With winter storm warnings in effect and crashes on expressways reported today — and snow expected to begin in metro Detroit today —the MPSC opted to cancel the energy assistance fair and will reschedule it for a later date. The MPSC noted that west and central Michigan, where the MPSC and some partner assistance agencies are based, are under storm warning advisories with heavy snowfalls expected, making travel dangerous for participating staff.

The MPSC will announce a rescheduled event as soon as possible.

The MPSC’s energy assistance fairs bring together representatives from the MPSC and other agencies to help utility customers connect with financial assistance and to hear their thoughts and concerns about energy matters. Customers are able to sign up for energy assistance on site.

Today’s event was to be held 4-7 p.m. at Kessey Fieldhouse, 4300 S. Dearborn St. in the downriver community of Melvindale, with MPSC Staff and representatives from other local and state agencies — including Consumers Energy, DTE Energy and TrueNorth Community Services — also on hand.

Customers needing help with their home energy bills are encouraged to visit or call 211 to learn about available assistance. The MPSC’s Customer Assistance Division is available to answer questions about assistance by calling 1-800-292-9555.

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