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Thousands without power in Mid-Michigan after strong thunderstorms

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MID-MICHIGAN (WNEM) -

Thousands of families were left in the dark after strong thunderstorms rolled through Mid-Michigan. 

Consumers Energy initially reported more than 3,400 customers without power in our area Thursday morning. Crews have been assigned to the areas, but no estimated time of restoration has been set. Here's a breakdown of those numbers by county as of 8:30 a.m.: 

  • Ogemaw County – 54
  • Arenac County – 109
  • Bay County – 91
  • Midland County – 818
  • Saginaw County – 125
  • Gratiot County – 117
  • Genesee County – 231
  • Shiawassee County – 92

The power outage caused Sanford Elementary at Meridian Public Schools to close its doors Thursday. 

>>See school closings here<<

DTE Energy is also reporting outages in Mid-Michigan. There are 191 customers without power just west of Imlay City. Another 51 customers are without power near Sandusky and 1,225 customers without power southeast of Goodrich. DTE is reporting equipment and wind damage as the cause of the outages. 

>>See the Consumers Energy outage map<<

>>See the DTE Energy outage map<<

Remnants of Alberto set the stage for our latest bout with scattered storms. The line of thunderstorms has resulted in some downed trees and power lines. A few left over showers and thunderstorms will be lingering across Mid-Michigan going into Thursday morning.

Have the rain gear ready to go for you morning commute! 

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