180,000 without power in Michigan after weekend storms

DETROIT - Utilities in Michigan say about 180,000 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 at least 631,000 Michigan customers have lost service since the storms hit Sunday. At least two people in Michigan died in the storm.

   DTE said Tuesday night that about 76,000 southeastern Michigan customers remained without power out of about 302,000 affected. Consumers Energy said earlier Tuesday about 87,000 of its customers were without power out of about 296,000 affected.

   Indiana Michigan Power says about 18,000 of its Michigan customers remained without service Tuesday out of about 42,000 affected.

   In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, The Mining Journal of Marquette says about 1,000 Upper Peninsula Power Co. customers lost power in the storm.

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