Storms knock out power to thousands across area - WNEM TV 5

Storms knock out power to thousands across area

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MID-MICHIGAN (WNEM & AP) -

The storms that blew through the area over the weekend has caused a number of outages across the region.

Consumers Energy is reporting a number of customers offline in Midland County. A huge pocket of outages near the Jack Barstow Airport has about 1,200 customers in the dark. It is unclear as to when power will be restored.

About 1,000 customers are offline in an area just south of the village of Sanford. Officials expect restoration around 9 p.m. Monday evening.

Another pocket of outages in Midland County has about 1,300 customers offline just west of Jerome Township. Crews expect the juice to be back on around 9 p.m. Monday evening.

Also in Midland County, there are pockets of outages on Meridian Road near the Pine River, on Coleman Road near Jasper Township. Also another pocket just south of Saginaw Road near Geneva Township.

Many large pockets of outages are being reported on the Shiawassee/Genesee County border near Gaines and Byron. That pocket has nearly 1,200 customers in the dark. Another 500 outages are being reported in Antrim and Burns townships.

Nearly 1,000 customers are offline in a pocket in Vernon Township into the village of Durand.

There are also outages reported in Argentine Township, Linden city, Gaines Township, Lennon and into the city of Flint.

There are a number of small outages in Bay County with the biggest outage center being near Garfield Road in Garfield Township.

In Isabella County, There are many pockets of outages affecting nearly 300 customers near the city of Rosebush. There are also pockets near Blanchard and Winn.

In Saginaw County, there are sporadic outage pockets affecting customers in Saginaw Township, southwestern Saginaw city, Bridgeport Township and south of Frankenmuth.

Many outages persist in Gratiot County. There are outages reported in Lafayette Township, the city of Ithaca, just north of Ithaca, near Alma, Seville Township and the city of Alma.

In the Thumb, many DTE Energy customers are offline including a huge pocket of outages near Cass City. About 50 customers are affected there.

Over 3,000 customers are offline in the Croswell-Lexington area. Another 1,200 customers are in the dark, just north of Grant Township in Sanilac County. There are also sporadic outages being reported throughout the Thumb.

Another pocket of outages is being reported in Lapeer County. Over 500 customers are offline near just east of the village of Otter Lake. There is also a small pocket near the village of Attica.

Michigan's largest utilities say their crews are fighting wind and rain to restore power in the aftermath of three days of storms that have blacked out about 260,000 homes and businesses.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. says 100,000 of its 150,000 affected customers were offline at 11 a.m. Monday. It says Oakland County in Detroit's northern suburbs was hardest hit with 48,000 still powerless.

Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. says 40,000 of its 110,000 affected Consumers Energy customers remained offline at 11 a.m. Monday.

CMS says it's also monitoring water levels near several hydroelectric dams because of flooding.

The National Weather Service says the Muskegon River is over its banks near Croton Dam in Newaygo County and at Evart, with flooding on the Chippewa, Pere Marquette, Tittabawassee and White rivers as well.

TV5 will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as outage numbers change.

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