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Strong Winds Leave About 134,000 Michigan Customers Without Power

December 12, 2021, 8:06 AM


Tree blocks the 14000 block of Grandmont Avenue, near Kendall Street in Northwest Detroit. (Photo: Twitter/Candice Fortman)

Update, 8:05 a.m. Sunday: Blackout numbers are going down. As of this morning, there were 134,475 Michigan customers without power.

Original post, Saturday:

More than 210,000 Michigan customers are without power Saturday as powerful gusts up to 65 mph downed electric lines and trees.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, DTE reported more than 120,000 customers without power and Consumers Energy had 135,450. Counties in the western part of the state, including Kent, have been hit hardest. 

More than 1,500 DTE crews and out-of-state ones were in the field, according to the utility. "We have called in additional support from outside our area to speed this work," an earlier statement says.

Consumers Energy updates are here and DTE's are here.

A National Weather Service high wind advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday.

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