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More than 100,000 customers statewide without power

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Posted at 9:06 AM, Dec 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-11 22:21:01-05

GRAND RAPIDS — High winds swept through West Michigan early Saturday morning, leaving more than 100,000 Consumer’s Energy customers statewide without power. Many of those are here in West Michigan.

FOX 17 meteorologists say high winds are expected through the entire day with possible wind gusts upwards of 60 mph or higher. Make sure all your devices are charged.

“Our [employees] are working safely, tirelessly and efficiently to get the lights on for our neighborhoods and businesses,” says Tim Sparks with Consumer's Energy. “With the winds settled down, our crews are now able to get up and repair a number of broken poles and downed power lines around the state.”

Consumer's Energy says if you see a downed wire, you should stay 25 feet away from it and anything it is touching. You should then call 911 and then the company at 1-800-477-5050.

A current outage map can be found here on Consumer's Energy's website. Stay with FOX 17 News for updates.

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