WIND STORM: Schools closed, Power still out for thousands in mid-Michigan

UPDATE 6:30 a.m. – Due to a power outage the 55th District Court in Mason is currently closed and will reopen as soon as power is restored.

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – In the wake of the high winds that raked across mid-Michigan Wednesday there are still tens of thousands of people without power today and a number of schools are closed.

The most current school closings can be seen here.

As of 11:30 a.m. there are 6100 Lansing Board of Water and Light customers in the dark.

More than a dozen outside line crews from across Michigan, Indiana and Iowa have joined BWL line crews and other workers in the field, and 23 tree crews are also working.

Consumers Energy reports there are approximately 49,000 people without power in mid-Michigan.

DTE Energy says 700,000 of its customers lost power in southeastern Michigan and more than 670,000 were without service early Thursday.

In a statement, the utility described it as “the largest weather event in DTE history.”

Those numbers will change, both up and down, as people are brought back online.

Restoration estimates reach into Sunday in some areas.

You can check the latest power outage information for the area here:

Power Outages:

Lansing Board of Water and Light

Lansing Board of Water and Light Everbridge Alert System

Consumers Energy

DTE Outage Center

Both BWL and Consumers Energy have crews working around the clock to restore power.

Remember to stay at least 25 feet away from a downed power line and treat all intersections without working traffic lights as 4-way stops.

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