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400,000 customers still without power in Michigan's Lower Peninsula

Lester Graham
Michigan Radio

DTE Energy and Consumers Energy are both working to get power back on for about 400,000 people.

DTE reports it has about 89% of power restored, but more than 252,000 customers are still without service.  As many as 700,000 were without power. There are 1,800 crews in the field working to get DTE customers service again.

Consumers says it has restored service to about 92 percent. More than 156,000 customers don’t have electricity. That's down from 350,000 immediately after the storms. Consumers says it has 431 crews working to restore power.

The outages were caused by severe storms on Wednesday night which caused flooding, knocked down trees and power lines, and caused damage to buildings.

Lester Graham reports for The Environment Report. He has reported on public policy, politics, and issues regarding race and gender inequity. He was previously with The Environment Report at Michigan Public from 1998-2010.
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