About 64K still without power in Michigan

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Lansing, Mich. About 64,000 Michigan homes and offices remain without power after a weekend ice storm struck much of the state.

Jackson-based Consumers Energy said outages were down Friday morning to 52,000 from 377,000 total customers that lost power. About 9,000 of Detroit-based DTE Energy customers were blacked out, and total outages included 40,000 that lost power after the initial storm.

Of about 40,000 original Lansing Board of Water & Light outages, only 2,600 customers still are without service.

The utilities expect the power to be restored to most customers by this weekend.

Crews are bracing for more problems caused by rising temperatures Friday and Saturday. Warmer weather will cause ice on tree branches to melt, and that ice could fall onto power lines.

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