High winds cause power outages

Posted at 5:00 PM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-20 17:00:36-05

Heavy winds are beating up on the roads and power-lines throughout the area.

Multiple reports are coming in about heavy winds causing trees and powerlines to crash into the roads.

Consumer's energy says thousands of people have lost power tonight -- the largest outage being in the Holt area.

According to the outage map, power won't be completely restored for at least another 48 hours, which includes the more than 14-hundred people who were in the dark this evening in Holt.

This outage has also knocked out traffic lights.

In the Lansing Board of Water and Light's territory several Lansing neighborhoods as well as Delta township and East Lansing neighborhoods are without power.

The BWL estimates most people will have their power back by two a-m.