Thousands remain without power following storms

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Thousands of utility customers in the Midwest are without electricity following waves of thunderstorms.

In northern Illinois, ComEd spokesman Peter Pedraza said 67,000 customers still had no power early Saturday as a result of the severe weather that struck on Friday.

Consumers Energy in Michigan said about 33,600 of its customers statewide had no power Saturday and Duke Energy in Indiana reported about 13,000 customers blacked out. Indianapolis Power and Light reported nearly 8,000 outages.

Iowa and Wisconsin also had scattered outages.

The storms produced torrential rain. The National Weather Service said parts of northern Illinois may have gotten up to 4 inches of rain Friday and Racine, Wis., had a 24-hour total of nearly 7 inches.

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