Thousands in Mid-Michigan still without power after storms
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Severe weather moved through Michigan Wednesday, causing flooded roads and power outages across the area. Thursday, thousands are still waiting for the lights to come back on.
According to Consumers Energy, nearly 80,000 customers across the entire state were impacted by more than 1,700 power outages. The majority of the outages reported were south of Grand Rapids in Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties.
In Mid-Michigan, thousands lost power in Calhoun, Jackson, Hillsdale, Clinton and Shiawassee counties.
As of 11 p.m. Thursday, more than 16,000 Consumers Energy customers and 10,000 DTE Energy customers remain without power across Michigan.
Consumers Energy has more than 500 crews in the field working to restore power. For thousands of customers, power is expected to be restored Thursday evening or Friday. The utility’s outage map shows crews assigned to the largest affected areas.
Remember; If you see or suspect a downed power line, stay at least 25 feet away and keep children and pets away. If you see a downed power line, call 911 before contacting Consumers Energy at 800-477-5050 or the Lansing Board of Water and Light by calling 877-295-5001.
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