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Widespread power outages from Grand Rapids to Saginaw

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Consumers Energy says more than 115,000 people are without power early Wednesday morning because of thunderstorms and high winds.

A wave of thunderstorms with strong winds caused widespread power outages and scattered damage across western and northern Michigan.

The National Weather Service reports Tuesday night's storms had wind gusts reaching 50 mph and dumped up to 3 inches of rain in the Grand Rapids area.

Consumers Energy reports that more than 115,000 homes and businesses were without power early Wednesday morning.

The largest swath of outages spread across the state from Ludington along Lake Michigan to the northern section of Saginaw Bay.

Click here for the Consumers Energy outage map.

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