Restoration Underway as High Winds up to 60 mph Continue
JACKSON, Mich., March 8, 2017 – Sustained high winds have cut power to more than 140,000 Consumers Energy customers and outages are expected to continue into Wednesday evening.
Since Tuesday morning, more than 180,000 customers have been affected by downed trees and power lines due to high winds, some in excess of 60 mph. Tuesday’s more than 30,000 affected customers were primarily in northern Michigan. High winds across much of Lower Michigan are expected to continue until late Wednesday.