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Crews working to restore power following severe storms

Posted at 3:18 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 15:18:58-05

Consumers Energy employees and contractors are at work across Michigan Tuesday following severe storms overnight that affected over 100,000 homes and businesses.

In mid-Michigan, homes in Dewitt are feeling the affects of the storm. According to the Consumer's Energy outage map, there are about 1000 homes in Dewitt without power.

Efforts are in progress, with over 1,200 employees and contract workers involved to safely restore power and help customers.

Consumers Energy is working to restore power to all affected customers by 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

As of 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning there were about 65,000 homes and businesses that Consumers Energy serves without power. Most of the Consumers Energy customers that have lost power live in Northern Michigan.

“We appreciate the patience of our customers as we work to restore power quickly and safely today,” said Guy Packard, Consumers Energy’s vice president of electric operations. “We encourage the public to be safe and watch for crews working along roads, especially with the possibility of wind gusts today that could cause more outages.”

To view specific counties and regions most affected by electric interruptions, visit