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Power should be restored for most in late evening

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Antonio Palomarez said he spent the night without power. It went out around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at his rural Saginaw County home.

"It wasn't too bad to begin with but as the night wore on it got pretty cool," Palomarez said.

On Thursday, Palomarez and his family spent time digging out from the winter storm that caused the outage, trying to stay warm until power returns.

"Just double layered, blankets and clothes. Putting on extra shirts and stuff, socks," Palomarez said.

Other people didn't know they lost power until we told them.

"I don't know what time it went off. I just got home and the door wouldn't go up," said James Mraz.

Mraz just got home when his garage door wouldn't work. He's busy making calls to friends who have power, looking for a place to hang out.

"I'm bored with nothing to do with no power on," Mraz said.

Mraz tells us he hopes his electricity is restored soon.

"I'm a TV nut. Couch potato. I hate it," Mraz said.

Consumers Energy said Mid-Michigan was the hardest hit by power outages from the wild winter weather.

A company spokesperson says many customers should have their power by late Thursday, although some may not get power back until late Friday night.

Palomarez said he's staying optimistic.

"Hopefully everybody can get their power back on as soon as possible," Palomarez said.

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