Utilities: 90K without power in Mich. after storm

11/20/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT  — Utilities in Michigan say about 90,000 homes and businesses are without power following a damaging Midwestern storm.

DTE Energy Co., CMS Energy Corp.’s Consumers Energy unit and other utilities say more than 640,000 Michigan customers lost service since the storms hit Sunday.

Meanwhile, the American Red Cross of West Michigan is closing three of seven shelters today.

DTE said todayabout 43,000 southeastern Michigan customers remained without power out of about 302,000 affected. Consumers says about 41,900 of its customers are without power out of about 296,000 affected.

Most DTE restorations are expected by the end of today. Consumers says its last customers should be back on by late Friday.

Indiana Michigan Power says that about 5,000 of its Michigan customers remained without service today out of about 42,000 affected.