Storms Leave Thousands without Power Across Michigan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Severe thunderstorms have hit parts of southern Michigan, 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers.
The Board of Water and Light is working to restore electricity to 345 customers in Lansing and Delta Township. Crews will be working overnight but some customers may have to wait until Wednesday. DTE is reporting scattered outages in eastern Ingham County. Consumers Energy's outage map shows it's restored power to all customers in Mid-Michigan.
The National Weather Service says winds reaching 60 mph in Wayne County's Canton Township near Detroit and in Washtenaw County's Pittsfield Township. It says a 2-foot-diameter tree fell in Redford, near Detroit.
DTE Energy Co. says 120,000 of 160,000 affected customers remained powerless Tuesday night. CMS. Energy Corp. says 3,000 of 9,000 affected customers remained out.
Flooding closed parts of some Detroit-area expressways Tuesday evening.
Lightning is suspected in a fire that heavily damaged an apartment in the Detroit suburb of Taylor. Two men and a woman sustained non-life threatening injuries when lightning struck an Ionia County garage.


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