Storms Knock Power Out For Thousands Across Northern Michigan
UPDATE: Crews are being sent from Indiana & Tennessee to assess the power outages.
Power is estimated to being restored August 31.
Storms went racing through the region Tuesday night, leaving a wake of destruction behind them.
Thousands across Northern Michigan are without power.
A reminder: first responders are very busy, so please don’t call 911 to report outages or ask for restoration times. Contact your utility provider instead.
For those in Lake County, the Baldwin Community School gym is now serving as shelter for those without power. In Clare County, the courthouse at the south entrance is available for shelter, if needed.
The biggest power outage impacts are in Ogemaw, Roscommon, Arenac, Gladwin, Mecosta, Mason, Lake, Missaukee, Oceana, Osceola and Wexford counties.
In Mason County, the sheriff is advising against driving Tuesday night.
We have reports of U.S. 31 closed in Oceana County due to power lines blocking the freeway.
Power crews are working to restore the power now across Northern Michigan.
We have been tracking the storms and outages and will keep you updated as power is restored.