Roughly 50,000 customers lose power in Michigan storm

Washtenaw County hit hardest

Published On: Feb 27 2013 05:20:58 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 27 2013 08:22:26 AM EST
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DETROIT -

Utilities in Michigan say roughly 50,000 homes and businesses are without electrical service as a storm that hit the nation's midsection moves through the state.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. says about 40,000 of its customers are without power Wednesday morning 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 26,000 outages reported. About 6,000 DTE customers lost power in Oakland County. The rest of the outages were scattered.

Consumers Energy reports nearly 9,500 of its customers are without power Wednesday morning. The subsidiary of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. says those outages include more than 4,000 customers in Jackson County and 1,700 in the Muskegon area.

The utilities say crews will work around the clock to restore power.

CHECK: DTE Outage Map