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.