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Utility crews working to restore power after storm

Jun 18th, 2013 - State News

— Utility officials say crews have worked through the night to restore electricity to thousands of customers who lost it during a wave of severe thunderstorms that hit parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy subsidiary said about 27,600 customers remained without power Tuesday morning — primarily in the Flint, Saginaw and Midland areas. About 45,000 customers lost power statewide as a result of Monday's storms.

DTE Energy says about 17,000 customers are without power, down from about 24,000. The utility's hardest hit area was Macomb County.

The National Weather Service says thunderstorms generated winds gusting to 70 miles per hour, golf-ball size hail and a funnel cloud.

The storms downed power lines and trees, and ripped siding off buildings before moving east out of the state.

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