DETROIT (CBS Detroit/AP) — Crews are working for another day to restore electrical service to several thousand homes and businesses still without power following high winds Friday.

DTE says nearly 400,000 homes and businesses around Michigan lost electricity as winds that reached 70 miles per hour toppled trees and power lines and led to two deaths.

Monday morning, the utility company said it had 285,000 of its some 300,000 outages repaired. Jackson-based Consumers Energy had nearly all of its 90,000 affected customers back online.

Fallen trees Friday in Oakland County killed one person inside a car in Pontiac and another person in Independence Township.

DTE says they expect to have nearly all electrical outages repaired by Monday night.

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  1. INSTEAD OF REBUILDING DTE’S CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE, WHILE CHILDREN AND WORKMEN ARE BEING ELECTROCUTED, DTE IS RAISING OUR RATES NOT TO FIX AND HARDEN THE LINES OR CLEAR TREES, DTE IS CLOSING OUR COAL PLANTS TO THEN REPLACE THEM WITH SOLAR AND WIND WHICH COST FIVE TIMES AS MUCH PER KWH, ARE FAR LESS RELIABLE, AND SLAUGHTER ENDANGERED SPECIES OF BIRDS OF PREY. THE EQUIPMENT IS ALL BUILT IN CHINA.

    DTE NEEDS TO ANSWER TO THE CITIZENS AS DO THE LEGISLATORS.

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