GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Consumers Energy is warning customers that high winds Wednesday may cause downed wires and power outages Wednesday.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for most of the Lower Peninsula until 4 p.m. The region can expect winds from 25 mph to 30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.
By late Wednesday evening, the Consumer Energy outage map showed power had been restored to the majority of West Michigan costumers.
Consumers Energy reminded people to stay at least 25 feet away from downed power lines and anything it touches. Even if they don’t look dangerous, assume they are charged. You should call 911 and then Consumers at 800.477.5050.
Drivers are advised to watch for line crews working along roads and give them plenty of space.
Don’t run portable generators in enclosed spaces; keep them at least 25 feet away from any doors or windows in your home.