High winds knock out power to thousands across MI

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — High winds have knocked out power to thousands of Consumers Energy customers across Michigan Thursday.

A spokesperson for Consumers Energy says more than 14,000 customers were without power across Michigan due to strong winds that moved across the state. Counties with the highest concentration of outages are Manistee, Benzie and Leelanau counties. 

These are where the outages in West Michigan stand as of 6 a.m. Thursday, according to Consumers Energy outage map:

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