Over 150,000 in Michigan Lose Power Due to Storms
West Michigan made it through last night’s storms without too much damage.
Some other areas of the state were not as fortunate.
The storms had winds of over 70 mph and have left over 150,000 without power.
Southwest Michigan and Southeast Michigan were the hardest hit.
WZZM 13 has more on outages in Southwest Michigan:
Consumers Energy is reporting more than 23,700 Calhoun County customers without power due to the storms, and more than 13,000 more without electricity in Jackson County. Kalamazoo County has more than 6,000 customers without electricity.
A Consumers Energy spokesman says the company had utility crews ready to handle storm damage. They are not certain when power will be restored to the hardest hit areas.
A Consumers Energy outage map shows many still without power.
Freep.com has more on the outages on the other side of the state:
Early morning storms packing winds up to 70 m.p.h. and significant lightning have caused power outages to about 140,000 DTE Energy customers in southeast Michigan.
“The numbers are still going up,” DTE Energy spokesman Scott Simons said shortly after 7 a.m., adding that estimates for restoration times weren’t yet available.
The winds took down about 200 power lines, numerous tree limbs and, in some cases, entire trees.
A DTE outage map gives a better idea of the areas hardest hit.