Thousands around Lansing area await electricity

Mar 9, 2017

Around 5,500 customers of the Lansing Board of Water and Light still were without electricity mid-afternoon on Thursday after high winds the day before brought down trees and utility lines across the state.

A BWL online outage map showed power should be completely restored by mid-afternoon Saturday.

Consumers Energy’s website showed about 3,600 Ingham county customers were still waiting for the lights to come on.

A spokesman says Lansing area Consumers' customers should have power restored by late Saturday night. 

Some customers in Jackson and Flint may wait until late Sunday night.

Meanwhile, about a half dozen Lansing area traffic lights were still not working mid-afternoon according to emergency officials.  Drivers should approach those intersections as 4-way stops.