Livingston : Thousands are without electricity following Monday’s storm
A storm front blew into Livingston County on Monday afternoon, bringing with it strong winds and leaving hundreds without electricity.
As of 6:15 p.m., outages can be seen all over the county on DTE Energy and Consumers Energy’s respective outage maps.
The majority of the population of Livingston County are served by DTE Energy, and the company has reported power outages in several places, including Brighton, Howell, Pinckney, Fowlerville, and Hartland Township. As of around 8 p.m., the firm said more than 213,000 customers in Michigan were without electricity.
As of 6:15 p.m., Consumers Energy stated that more than 159,000 customers in Michigan had lost power, which likely included some people in and near Unadilla Township.
National Weather Service forecasters have issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the county until 10 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather watch for parts of the country, stating that the greatest risk will be between 4 and 8 p.m. on Monday, and may last as late as 10 p.m.
“The main hazard will be damaging wind gusts to 60 mph or more. Locally heavy rainfall is also likely. Storms will track from west to east at 45 mph,” in accordance with the forecast from the NWS.
Tuesday afternoon/evening was the estimated time that DTE and Consumers would have customers’ electricity back on.