Thousands in Mid-Michigan remain without power following Monday storms

Always assume a wire is dangerous, even if it’s lying still.
At the peak, there were nearly 400,000 people across Michigan impacted by power outages.
Published: Aug. 29, 2022 at 4:51 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2022 at 10:03 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Thousands of people lost power Monday due to severe storms that swept through the area.

At the peak, there were nearly 400,000 people across Michigan impacted by power outages.

According to Consumers Energy, as of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, roughly 15,000 customers across the entire state were impacted by 500 power outages.

Consumers Energy has about 200 crews in the field working to restore power.

As of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, DTE Energy has roughly 124,000 customers impacted by outages and BWL has no customers impacted.

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.

Always assume a wire is dangerous, even if it’s lying still.

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