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(November 7, 2022 12:18 PM) Consumers Energy crews have restored more than 103,000 customers as of 11 AM on Monday after wind gusts over 65 mph swept through the state and took down nearly 2,000 wires. Nearly 100 additional crews were added to the system this morning, and crews are expected to restore a majority of remaining customers – mainly in rural areas – before voting begins on Tuesday.

“A number of remaining outages are in some of our rural regions in northeast Michigan and they’re more dispersed, which can mean some outages will take longer to fix,” said Roger Curtis, one of Consumers Energy’s Officers in Charge for the event. “But with favorable weather today, we are confident a large majority of customers will be restored by tomorrow. Our teams will continue to work as quickly and as safely as possible to get the light on for all of our customers.”

In Jackson County, approximately 4,000 customers lost power Saturday; as of 12 PM today, 1,487 are awaiting restoration.

With midterm elections taking place tomorrow, Consumers Energy is also prioritizing restoring power to polling precincts that were impacted by the extreme weather. The energy provider worked with the Secretary of State’s office and local clerks to identify polling locations in its service territory affected by the storm. Those locations are being prioritized with the goal of restoring each voting location by 6 p.m. Monday.

Customers can report an outage and check the status of outage by visiting www.ConsumersEnergy.com/OutageCenter. They can also sign up to get outage alerts and restoration times sent to a phone, email or text message, Text ‘REG’ to 232273 or visit www.ConsumersEnergy.com/alerts.

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