Morning Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Southeast Michigan

August 27, 2018 - 8:13 am

SOUTHEAST, Mich. (WWJ) - Early morning thunderstorms that rolled across mid-Michigan have left more than 61,000 homes and businesses without power Monday morning.  

That number was quickly reduced to just over 34,000 by mid-day. 

Consumers Energy says frequent lightning and winds in excess of 50 mph brought down trees and electric wires across primarily the middle portion of the state. 

The brunt of the storm missed southeast Michigan, with DTE Energy reporting a handful of outages across the Thumb near Yale and Brown City.

Consumers Energy spokeswoman Kathryn Burkholder says Muskegon, Saginaw, and Alma have been hit pretty hard.

"We saw winds in excess of about 50 mph bringing down trees and electric wire," said Burkholder. "Primarily, across the middle portion of the state."

Burkholder says crews are out, but more storms are rolling in.  She expects power to be restored to all by Tuesday morning.

Find more information on the DTE Outage Map [HERE]

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