Dec 26th, 2013 - State News
— Michigan utility crews continue working around the clock to restore power to tens of thousands of people whose homes remain blacked out in ice storms that hit the state last weekend.
Snow is falling across most of Michigan on Christmas Day, with temperatures in the teens and 20s.
Utilities say 156,000 of 503,000 affected homes and businesses are still without electrical service.
Jackson-based CMS Energy Corporation says 129,000 of its customers were offline Wednesday morning. It says 318,000 of them have lost power at one time or another since the storm hit Saturday night.
Detroit-based DTE Energy Company says about 20,000 of the 150,000 affected customers remain blacked out. The Lansing State Journal says the capital city's power system has about 7,500 customers offline out of 35,000 affected.
— Two people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by fumes from emergency generators running in homes blacked out by the ice storm that hit Michigan over the weekend.
Authorities blame another death on a crash at a Flint intersection where the lights weren't working.
The state's utilities say about 141,000 of the 533,000 affected homes and business remained offline on Christmas afternoon.
Jackson-based CMS Energy Corporation says 116,000 of its customers were offline Wednesday afternoon out of 348,000 affected by the storm.
Detroit-based DTE Energy Company says about 18,000 of the 150,000 affected customers remain blacked out. About 7,000 customers of Lansing's municipal utility remain offline out of 35,000 affected.
Snow was falling across most of Michigan on Christmas night, with temperatures in the teens and 20s.
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