About 16K still without power in Michigan

Power crews are restoring the last remaining electrical outages from an ice storm more than a week ago./Photo: Consumers Energy

About 16,500 homes and businesses remained without power Saturday night, one week after a massive ice storm swept across parts of Michigan.

Consumers Energy reports that its outages were down to 8,100 from 413,000 customers who lost power beginning last Saturday.

DTE Energy reported about 5,400 customers were without power yesterday following the storm and harsh weather Christmas week. The utility says it suffered more than 200,000 total outages this week.

The Lansing Board of Water and Light reports on its website that 3,000 customers still have no service. The utility says about 40,000 of its customers had power knocked out.

The utilities expect power to be restored to most by this weekend, but fear melting ice on tree branches could fall on power lines as temperatures rise.