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Storm Leaves Over 180,000 Without Power In Northern Lower Michigan This Morning

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This weekend’s storm has hit northern Michigan hard.

Over 180,000 customers were without power this morning in northern lower Michigan.

10 to 15 inches of heavy, wet snow combined with wind gusts over 50 mph created this major outage.

Mlive.com has more:

Consumers Energy spokesman Tim Pietryga said about 74,000 customers were without power Saturday morning, with the most significant outages across northern Lower Michigan. DTE Energy Co. said about 93,000 of its customers in the southeastern and Thumb regions of the state were without power late Saturday morning, down from about 110,000. The utility reports more than 300 power lines came down.

Lake Michigan was effected too.  Mlive.com reports:

Waves of eight to 12 feet were slamming Lake Michigan’s shoreline, and in open water the waves could reach up to 24 feet.

Southeastern Michigan has also wind related power outages.

 

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