JACKSON, Mich. -

Consumers Energy says approximately 63,730 electric customers are without power because of the winter storm that brought high winds and snow.

The snowstorm dumped more than 19 inches of snow in northern Michigan.

Since 4 a.m. Thursday, Consumers Energy says more than 144,000 customers were affected by outages.

"Today’s extremely high winds have caused additional power outages across the state, especially in the northern areas," said Garrick Rochow, the utility’s vice president of energy delivery. "We are bringing in additional crews to address these outages."

The National Weather Service says the highest snowfall totals as of Friday afternoon were 19.6 inches near Gaylord in the northern Lower Peninsula and 18 inches in Chippewa County's Kinross Township in the eastern Upper Peninsula.
Dozens of northern Michigan schools closed because of weather, giving students an early start to the holiday break.

Counties still without power:Winter Storm

Charlevoix (500)

Cheboygan (2,928)

Clare (3,829)

Crawford (1,628)

Emmet (108)

Gladwin (685)

Grand Traverse (3,078)

Iosco (3,116)

Isabella (167)

Jackson (627)

Kalamazoo (565)

Lake (1,033)

Leelanau (5,265)

Manistee (4,068

Mason (1,584)

Missaukee (364)

Oceana (1,818)

Osceola (608)

Oscoda (644)