GENERIC: Power outages

Crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of Michigan customers who lost electrical service due to freezing rain and high winds.

Utilities say more than a quarter-million didn't have service Monday morning. Dozens of schools without power were closed.

DTE Energy says about 250,000 of its customers were without power and it expects 90 percent of its 370,000 affected customers to have service by the end of Tuesday. Consumers Energy restored power to most of its more than 118,000 affected customers.

In the Detroit suburb of Warren, a fallen power line sparked a fire that destroyed 10 vehicles at a used car dealership.

Heavy rains caused scattered flooding and easterly winds were blamed for weekend flooding along Saginaw Bay off Lake Huron and in Monroe County off Lake Erie. Other areas got heavy snow.

DTE Energy is still reporting more than 600 customers without power in the Thumb area.

Click here for the Consumers Energy power outage map

Click here for the DTE power outage map

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Continuous News Manager

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