Crews work to clean up after storms hit Michigan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Crews and residents are working to clean up after severe thunderstorms crossed Michigan's Lower Peninsula, prompting flooding and knocking down trees and power lines.

DTE Energy Co. says Friday morning about 68,000 of its customers were without electrical service following the Thursday storms. At its peak, the utility says about 113,000 homes and businesses lost power. Oakland County had most of the outages.

A few thousand customers of CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy unit lost power.

Flooding was reported in and around Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. Rising waters snarled traffic for part of the evening. The National Weather Service says some areas got a big dump of rain, including several inches in the Saginaw and Flint areas.

Downed trees and power lines prompted officers to close some roadways.

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