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Mon August 10, 2009
More than 100K still without power in Michigan
DETROIT – More than 100,000 Michigan utility customers are without power after thunderstorms battered the region.
DTE Energy Co. spokesman Scott Simons says as of 5:45 a.m. today about 66,000 customers were without power, down from about 117,000 when the storms began Sunday morning.
Consumers Energy says about 48,000 customers were without power as of 6:45 a.m.
Affected DTE customers include 20,000 in Oakland County, 23,000 in Macomb and 17,000 in Wayne.
Consumers customers without power include: 14,900 in Ottawa County; 14,600 in Kent; 8,300 in Muskegon; 2,600 in Calhoun; 2,050 in Kalamazoo; 2,000 in Jackson; and 1,400 in Van Buren.
Outages also have been reported in Gratiot, Clinton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Newaygo and Washtenaw counties.
No restoration estimates are being made.