Crews work to restore power after severe storms
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:55:39 GMT —
Cews are working to restore power after series of severe thunderstorms hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula and knocked out power to more than 210,000 homes and businesses.
DTE Energy Co. says about 165,000 of its about 186,000 customers that lost power following storms Sunday were without service Monday morning. DTE says most should have power by late Wednesday.
The storms packed winds up to 70 mph that knocked down trees and ripped roofs off buildings. CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy unit had 26,000 out.
The National Weather Service says hail up to 3 inches in diameter was recorded near Midland. Later, 1.75-inch hail hit Oakland County's White Lake Township.
The weather service says the storm damaged 80 percent of the units at a mobile home park in Oakland County's Highland Township.