UPDATE: About 429 still without power in Southwest Michigan after overnight storms


UPDATE TWO: MEC reports as of 4:46 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, crews made progress overnight, and about 429 customers remain without power.

Officials say the largest outages remain in Porter and Flowerfield townships.

Crews still have about 15 poles to replace.

UPDATE: MEC reports that, as of 9:30 p.m., about 900 customers are still out of power in Southwest Michigan. The largest outages are currently in the townships of Porter (Van Buren County), Flowerfield, Fabius, Bloomingdale, Waverly, and Milton.

Crews have discovered 18 broken poles thus far and will be working through the night.

ORIGINAL: CASSOPOLIS, Mich. -- Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC) reports about 2,200 customers are without power in Southwest Michigan.

MEC officials say the largest outages are in the townships of Bloomingdale and Porter in Van Buren County, Flowerfield in St. Joseph County, and Porter, Newberg, and Marcellus in Cass County.

Officials say crews are continuing to assess damage and have found 13 broken poles so far.

You are asked to stay 50 feet away from any downed power lines as they may be live wires.

Officials add to be aware of power lines on your property before damage cleanup.

For your safety and that of repair crews, MEC officials ask that you please respect utility road closures.

You can track outages in Southwest Michigan here.

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