Thunderstorms Black Out 34,000 In Michigan 6-22-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Thunderstorms Black Out 34,000 In Michigan 6-22-2010

About 34,000 homes and businesses remain without power after early-morning thunderstorms rolled through southern Michigan.
Tuesday's storms included pea-sized hail and wind gusts between 40 mph and 60 mph.
Scott Simons, a spokesman for DTE Energy Co.'s Detroit Edison, said Tuesday that most of the 10,000 customers who have been blacked out in southeast Michigan should have power restored by later in the day.
Dan Bishop, a spokesman for CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy unit, said about 24,000 customers in western Michigan were without power, but should have it restored later Tuesday.
Those affected included 13,000 customers in Kent County, 2,000 in Ottawa County and 1,600 St. Clair County’s Yale.
Locally, Genesee County had 800 affected customers, Shiawassee County had 138 and Saginaw County reported 55.
The new outages come on the heels of a storm on Friday that blacked out 252,000 customers statewide and was responsible for at least one death.
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