UPDATE: Power Restored Across Multiple Counties - Northern Michigan's News Leader

UPDATE: Power Restored Across Multiple Counties

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UPDATE 10:10 pm: The power has been restored for all affected customers.

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A widespread outage is leaving thousands of people without any power tonight.

Consumers Energy tells us that a downed transmission line is to blame for about 14,000 customers without power.

Parts of Big Rapids, Reed City, Evart, and Baldwin are waiting for the lights to come back on.

Ferris State University closed at 3:00 this afternoon because of the outage.

About 2,000 customers in Big Rapids did get their power back, but it's not clear when the main line issue will be fixed.

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Thousands of residents in northern Michigan are without power.

Consumers Energy says that a downed transmission line is to blame.

A transmission line is an electrical line that serves several sub stations that then transmit power to customers.

So far Consumers is reporting about 16,000 are without power, mostly in Mecosta with more than 9,800 without power.

Central Dispatch says all of Big Rapids, Reed City, Evart, Baldwin, and parts of Cadillac are without power.

Stay with 9&10 News as we work to bring you more information on this power outage.

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