About 60K still without power in Michigan - WNEM TV 5

About 60K still without power in Michigan

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM/AP) -

Crews are continuing to restore electricity to Michigan homes and businesses, reducing the number of customers without power to about 60,000.

Consumers Energy says outages were down Friday afternoon to 46,000.

Most of the outages locally are in Genesee County. There are about 16,765 customers offline county-wide. About 1,000 customers remain offline near Forest Township. Around 250 customers are offline in Thetford Township. About 2,000 customers are offline in Flint Township. Around 500 customers are in the dark in Mt. Morris.

There are also many customers offline in Shiawassee and Gratiot counties as well. About 7,500 customers are offline in Shiawassee County. Power is expected to be restored on Friday.

About 11,500 DTE Energy customers are in the dark due to harsh weather that began last week. Locally, close to 3,500 customers are offline in Mayfield, Oregon, Deerfield and Marathon townships. Officials expect power to be restored by Friday evening.

Of about 40,000 original Lansing Board of Water & Light outages, only 2,600 customers still are without service.

The utilities expect the power to be restored to most customers by this weekend.

Crews are bracing for more problems caused by rising temperatures Friday and Saturday. Warmer weather will cause ice on tree branches to melt, and that ice could fall onto power lines.

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