24,600 utility customers still without power after storm
Michigan utilities say thousands still without power after winter storm
Utilities in Michigan say roughly 24,600 homes and businesses are without electrical service following a storm that hit the nation's midsection and moved through the state.
Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. says about 21,000 of its customers are without power Wednesday night after the storm that hit Michigan starting Tuesday knocked down power lines and tree branches.
DTE says Washtenaw County was the hardest hit, with about 17,000 customers still without power.
Consumers Energy reported about 3,600 of its customers were without power late Wednesday afternoon. The subsidiary of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. said those outages included about 2,230 customers in Jackson County and 749 in Washtenaw County.
The utilities say crews will work around the clock to restore power.
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