Consumers Energy says about 24,500 of its customers statewide are without electrical service following severe thunderstorms that moved across Michigan.
The subsidiary of CMS Energy Corp. says the west side of the state was hit the hardest. Nearly 9,000 homes and businesses remained blacked out in Allegan County on Tuesday. More than 4,500 remained without power in Newaygo County.
The utility says more than 500 employees and more than 120 contractors are working to restore power, and hope to have most service returned by day’s end.
DTE Energy Co. says Tuesday it had no major outages to report.