High winds knock out power to 153,000 in Michigan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Winds gusting to 74 miles per hour have caused a flurry of crashes and have knocked out power to at least 153,000 Michigan homes and businesses as the fringes of superstorm Sandy move through the state.

DTE Energy Co. says more than 120,000 of its customers have lost power from the high winds linked to the Eastern Seaboard's rough weather. It says about 60,000 remained without power about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

CMS Energy Corp. reports that 33,000 of its customers lost power at some point, and 3,900 remained without service Tuesday afternoon.

The weather has prompted warnings for the Great Lakes, with waves up to 23 feet reported on Lake Huron.

MLive.com reports wind gusts reached 74 mph near Fort Gratiot on Lake Huron.

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