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37,000 Without Power After Storms Pound Michigan

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Overnight storms left about 37,000 Michigan homes and businesses without power.

In southeast Michigan, DTE Energy spokesman Scott Simons said, Thursday morning, that 16,000 outages included 13,000 scattered customers and 3,000 in South Lyon and Lyon Township.

Meantime, Consumers Energy spokeswoman Debra Dodd old MLive.com that nearly 21,000 of the Jackson-based company’s statewide customers were blacked out. County outages included 2,900 in Bay, 3,300 in Genesee, nearly 2,700 in Gladwin, and more than 1,200 in Montcalm.

Dodd said 110 downed wires were reported in affected areas. She urged customers to use caution when clearing debris.

Both companies said storms could affect restoration efforts.

AccuWeather is calling for a high near 90 with couple more showers and a possible thunderstorms in the midday and into the afternoon Thursday.

Highs in the low 80s are expected Friday, with more storms possible.

For the latest, keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. To check out the live, local radar, or for further forecast details anytime, visit our weather page.

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