Wind advisory in effect until 8pm for Mid-Michigan
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for much of Mid-Michigan effective until 8 pm tonight.
Sustained winds of 30 mph or wind gusts of 45 mph are expected until 8pm this evening.
Winds of this strength can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Genesee County 911 has had numerous reports of wires coming down, causing dangerous arcing.
Localized power outages have occurred around the area, including Essexville with over 1,000 customers affected and Burton with over 800 affected, according to Consumers Energy.
Anyone seeing a downed power line should not approach it and call 911 immediately.