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Michigan power outages down to 57,000 from 247,000

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm •  Published: July 2, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Utilities say they're working to restore power to about 57,000 homes and businesses out of the 247,000 that lost power during severe thunderstorms that hit the state.

Storms moved through the state late Monday and early Tuesday, toppling trees and knocking out power. Storm debris damaged property and blocked some streets in western Michigan, while heavy rains flooded some roads.

DTE Energy Co. says about 140,000 of its customers lost power, and about 14,000 were still out Wednesday afternoon. It says crews from Indiana, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania are participating in the restoration effort.

CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy unit says about 19,000 of 70,000 affected customers were without power Wednesday afternoon. And Indiana Michigan Power says about 24,000 of its 37,000 affected Michigan customers were still offline.