Crews work 16-hour shifts to restore power after Michigan storms; 11K remain without service


PONTIAC, Mich. — A utility says crews are working 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore power after thunderstorms and high winds swept through southeast Michigan.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. said today that about 11,000 of its customers remain without power after storms starting Friday afternoon affected about 145,000 homes and business. The storms knocked down hundreds of overhead lines and trees.

DTE says its remaining outages include about 5,000 in Oakland County, 4,000 in Wayne County and 2,000 in Macomb County.