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Utilities: 90K without power in Mich. after storm

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    "CAUTION HIGH VOLTAGE" tape cuts off Blackberry Lane in south Flint after a power line fell during a Sunday night storm, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Zack Wittman

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    The St. Josaphat Roman Catholic Church appears with damage to its steeple as a result of high winds in Detroit, Mich. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Daniel Mears)

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    A man inspects and removes debris from the damaged tower of the St. Josaphat Roman Catholic Church which was damaged as a result of high winds in Detroit, Mich. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Daniel Mears)

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    Stone and interior walls lie in rubble at the base of the Fenton seminary in Fenton, Mich., on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Fenton city officials condemned the building Monday afternoon after strong winds caused the northeast corner of the building to collapse during an overnight storm. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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    Jon Yoerg and his wife, Tara, stop to look at the damage to the Fenton seminary while walking with their children, Klayton, 4, and Jaxx, 2, in a wagon on an evening stroll along West High Street in Fenton, Mich., on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 . Fenton city officials condemned the building Monday afternoon after strong winds caused the northeast corner of the building to collapse during an overnight storm. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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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.

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