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Most of the power will be restored by the end of Monday


Following high winds that caused tens of thousands of power outages across Michigan on Saturday, utility company Consumers Energy said power is expected to be restored for most of its customers by the end of this year. Monday.

Strong winds blew across Michigan’s lower peninsula on Saturday afternoon, causing damage across much of the southern half of the state. According to Consumers Energy, more than 150,000 customers have been deprived of electricity due to bad weather.

The company says Midland, Flint, Carson City, Grand Rapids, Greenville, Alma and Ionia were among the hardest hit communities in its service area. Consumers report that its service area has seen fallen trees and tree branches, 192 broken poles and over 2,200 damaged power lines.

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The company said early Sunday morning that power was restored to about 84,000 customers by Saturday night. Electricity is expected to be restored for the most affected Consumers Energy customers by the end of Monday.

“Our teams (…) have done a great job all night long and we look forward to favorable weather conditions today to continue to restore power for residents and businesses,” said Melissa Gleespen on Sunday morning, one of the heads of Consumers Energy. “We have also added crews to our mutual assistance system that will allow us to have a successful catering day.”

As of 9:40 a.m., around 59,900 Consumer customers were still affected by power outages. We track Sunday power outages here.

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Electricity is expected to be restored to the most affected DTE Energy customers by the end of Sunday.

If you come across downed power lines, do not touch them or come near them. Report fallen lines to authorities or your utility company and make sure you stay at least 25 feet away. The yellow warning strip indicates that there is a downed power line in the area – for your own safety, authorities say you should not cross the warning strip.

Report a breakdown at DTE here. Report a breakdown at Consumers Energy here.

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