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Consumers Energy Crews Work To Restore Power

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Following several waves of thunderstorms Saturday afternoon, more than 106,000 Consumers Energy customers lost power.

As of 8 a.m., about 95,000 customers continue to experience service interruptions.

"We are anticipating more damaging storm activity today and are asking everyone to be vigilant about staying away from and reporting down wires," said Mary Palkovich, the utility's vice president of energy delivery. "Consumers Energy will work around the clock to get everyone's lights back as safely and as soon as possible."

Consumers Energy crews and contract crews worked through the night to make damaged areas safe, perform restoration work and mobilize to areas hardest hit by the storm.

As of 6:30 a.m., areas most affected by electric interruptions were: Bay (915); Clare (500); Clinton (350); Genesee (8,185); Gratiot (1,095); Ionia (4,820); Isabella (2,170); Kent (13,900); Mason (1,000); Mecosta (12,930); Midland (675); Missaukee (2,500); Montcalm (7,500); Muskegon (26,750); Newaygo (1,960); Oakland (920); Oceana (2,380); Osceola (1,350); Ottawa (580) and Shiawassee (6,820).

Consumers Energy is estimating that a majority of these affected customers will have energy service restored by late Monday night. This information is also being shared on Consumers Energy's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ConsumersEnergyMichigan.

Residents are encouraged to check regularly for updated restoration information at the online outage map at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/outagemap. That information is also being shared on Consumers Energy's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ConsumersEnergyMichigan.

Additional storm and power outage information is available at Consumers Energy's online outage center, www.ConsumersEnergy.com/outage. Outages can also be reported and restoration information obtained via Consumers Energy's online outage map, at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/outagemap. The online outage map may be accessed by both computers and mobile devices. Customers are encouraged to check the outage map regularly as estimated power restoration times are always being updated with the latest information.

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