30,000 Plus Without Power in Lansing Area
Can you believe it? Very strong winds knocked out power to about 34,000 customers in the Lansing area by Wednesday evening
The winds alone reached 64 mph in Lansing by noon. The winds knocked over many trees, downed power lines which shut down several roads and believe it or not, over-turned vehicles.
In fact, the high winds damaged a century old church in Lansing. Cracks in a portion of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lansing lead to a section of West Ottawa Street being closed because a wall of the century old church could collapse.
The Lansing Board of Water & Light said more than 19,000 customers were without power as of 6 p.m. Nearly 130 electrical lines were reported down.
Overall, more than 800,000 people in Michigan were without power by 6 p.m. Wednesday. Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.