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Crews may work days more to restore Mich. power

Nov 1st, 2012 - State News

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Utility crews may work into Saturday to restore all electrical service to the last pockets of Michigan homes and businesses without power following high winds earlier in the week.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. says about 10,000 of its customers are without power Thursday morning, including 3,000 in St. Clair County, 2,000 in Wayne County and 1,000 in Oakland County. DTE's Detroit Edison unit had at least 120,000 customers that lost service amid the state's brush with superstorm Sandy.

DTE's Detroit Edison unit serves about 2.1 million electricity customers.

Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp.'s said Wednesday all of its affected customers had power back. About 34,000 of the utility's customers lost power.

CMS's Consumers Energy unit serves about 1.8 million Michigan electricity customers.

Meanwhile, Consumers Energy says they are sending some of their employees to Cleveland today to help First Energy get their customers back on line.

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