Power outages

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Nearly 2-dozen workers from Michigan are driving to Florida to help get power restored after a killer hurricane named Irma batters the Sunshine state. 

Power line worker image
WKAR Photo

There was a short power outage in parts of Ingham, Clinton, and Shiawassee counties this afternoon.


Ingham County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Update: Consumers Energy tells WKAR power was restored by about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The Ingham County of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reported there is a major power outage for parts on Clinton and Ingham Counties on the afternoon of August 2.

The department said it is not clear when the electricity will be restored.

Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Thunderstorms packing winds exceeding 60 mph caused damage across Michigan, knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers.


Heavy rains brought flooding to parts of Michigan, prompting authorities in the Midland area to caution people against unnecessary travel.