Thousands across Mid-Michigan are in the dark today, after high winds topple trees and down power lines overnight. We spoke to Consumers Energy this morning, and they tell us some customers might not get their lights back on until Wednesday or Thursday. Those in more urban areas will get their power back first- probably today or tomorrow. Consumers Energy crews have been working throughout the night, but because it is still pretty windy, they have struggled to make much progress. Consumers said that in many areas they're still just assessing the damage. They told me this storm took down a ton of power lines, and they're working to make sure those lines are cleaned up before they begin trying to restore power, since downed power lines can be very dangerous to both homeowners and Consumers Energy crews. These are the latest numbers we have from Consumers Energy.
Jackson has the most outages right now more than 13,000 customers are in the dark. In Ingham County, which includes Holt and Mason, more than 7500 customers are without power. More than 7300 in Eaton County are also in the dark this morning. 3370 customers are without power in Clinton County. And over 2300 in Hillsdale. If you're one of the more than 30,000 people without power this morning in Mid-Michigan and you're concerned about your safety you can call 211 to find out where there are shelters you can go to.