Latest power outage numbers in Mid-Michigan - WNEM TV 5

High winds knock out power to 143,000 across state

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Winds gusting to 74 miles per hour have knocked out power to at least 143,000 Michigan homes and businesses as the fringes of superstorm Sandy move through the state.

DTE Energy Co. says about 110,000 of its customers have lost power from the high winds linked to the Eastern Seaboard's rough weather. It says about 80,000 remained without power at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

CMS Energy Corp. reports that 33,000 of its customers lost power at some point, and 3,900 remained without service Tuesday afternoon.

The weather has prompted warnings for the Great Lakes, with waves up to 23 feet reported on Lake Huron.

 MLive.com reports wind gusts reached 74 mph near Fort Gratiot on Lake Huron.

Mid-Michigan is feeling the affects as a number of Consumer's Energy customers are without power.

In Saginaw County, 21 customers are offline with 68 customers impacted in Midland County.

More than 392 customers are in the dark in Genesee County.

Shiawassee County is reporting 90 outages.

Consumers Energy is working to get power restored and hopes to have everything back up and running by later today.

In the Thumb, thousands of DTE Energy customers are in the dark. Huron County has around 4,000 customers without power. Sanilac County has nearly 500 customers offline and 300 are without power in Tuscola County. 

Crews are working around the clock but winds are still knocking out power. DTE Energy hopes to have power restored by later today as well.

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