Power restoration work wrapping up after storms hit Michigan
DETROIT (AP) — Crews are wrapping restoring electricity after severe storms over two days knocked out power to more than 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses.
Detroit-based DTE Energy says the “vast majority” of affected customers Wednesday now have power after a weekend of storms that came amid dangerously hot weather that eventually eased. DTE says most remaining outages involve severe damage and some are in areas that aren’t easily accessible.
DTE expects power to be fully restored by the end of Wednesday. Roughly 600,000 customers were in the dark at the peak. Customers who’ve been without power for 120 hours or longer may be eligible for a $25 reliability credit .
Jackson, Michigan-based Consumers Energy’s outage map showed only a few outages. The number affected was as high as 220,000 due to the storms.