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UPDATE: Consumers Energy reports hundreds of outages

Posted at 7:53 PM, Nov 27, 2019

LANSING, Mich. — Consumers Energy is reporting hundreds of outages after gusty winds came through all day Wednesday.

The company says a group of those outages are in Mason as well as a large number just east of Fowlerville.

Most customers are not expected to get their electricity back until sometime Thanksgiving night.

Lansing's Board of Water and Light is also reporting some outages and those can be viewed <a href="">here.</a>

Now might be the time to prepare your food in case you do lose power.

Keep in mind that food is perishable after four hours, but food that is frozen can last longer.

"Items that are in your freezer or if your freezer is full, those can last up to 48 hours. This is a good time if you have power, prepare your food as much as you can. Some families I suspect may have their meals on Wednesday night even, because they know there's a chance of power outages going into the holiday itself," Brian Wheeler, spokesperson for Consumers Energy, said.

As soon as the wind dies down and it's safe for crews to fix downed lines, they will do so.

"In some cases, crews have been getting rest so that they can get to work because those shifts to restore power can last 16 hours at a time. As soon as our crews are able to, once the wind dies down ,we can get out there in the field and we start to reconnect poles and wires and things that are damaged," Wheeler said.

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