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Widespread power outages concern residents with colder evening temperatures

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Willie Bacon is standing outside her home. That's because inside, she has no power.

“Waiting anxiously for the power to get turned back on,” Bacon said.

She said it's putting a strain on her day.

“It's just something you get accustomed to and it causes an inconvenience,” Bacon said.

She's worried that the longer the power is off, the more the heat will escape her home.

And with the colder temperatures expected for Friday, she hopes that doesn't last long.

“I haven't been opening and closing the doors so the heat that's there will remain in the house until the heat comes back on,” Bacon said.

More than 2,000 residents lost power across Genesee County on Friday. On Saginaw Road in Flint, traffic lights were out, causing confusion for drivers.

And in many areas across Genesee County, downed power lines laid across roads, it’s a real danger for anyone who should come across them. Like North Street and Pasendena Avenue in Flint, a tree is covering the road, and it’s sitting on top of a power line. High voltage caution tape sectioned off the road.

“I know they're just like me. Anxious to get it back on. I'm pretty sure they are,” Bacon said.

Bacon isn’t sure when power will be restored to her home, but Consumers said some areas won’t see the lights back on until Saturday.

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