Storm blasts Lansing area, power outages reported

(WLNS) – A powerful thunderstorm that roared through mid-Michigan has knocked out power to thousands of Consumers Energy, DTE and Board of Water and Light customers.

Heavy rains, strong winds and lightning knocked down trees and power lines.

Wind gusts as high as 63 miles per hour were recorded at the Capital Region International Airport. StormTracker 6 meteorologist Jim Geyer says 1.46″ of rain fell in Lansing during the storm.

WLNS-TV 6’s over the air signal was knocked off just after 5:00 p.m. and returned about 30 minutes later.

There are reports of power lines down across roads in Lansing, streets flooded in East Lansing and trees and limbs down throughout the area. If you see a downed power line do not approach it. If you come to an intersection without traffic lights treat it like a four-way stop.

6 News crews are spread out covering the damage and will have updates online and on 6 News.

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Board of Water and Light outage map

Consumers Energy outage map

DTE Outage map

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