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Strong Winds Blow Out Power For Thousands In Mid-Michigan


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Tens of thousands of people across the state lost power overnight after high winds blew through Michigan overnight.

More than 100,000 Consumers Energy and DTE customers have been affected. In Mid-Michigan, Livingston County was the hardest hit, with 8,000 customers left in the cold and dark.

1,400 customers in Jackson County and 1,200 customers in Eaton County were also affected. About 300 Lansing area customers who lost power had their electricity turned back on by mid-Sunday afternoon.

One family in Mason is relying on a generator and a wood-burning stove to keep warm. "We heard a big pop and bang, and we knew right away that those trees were coming down," says Don Vickery. "And it wiped out everything between those two poles over there, and we haven't had any electric since."

Both Consumers Energy and DTE estimate power should be back on late Monday night.

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