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Utility Crews Work To Restore Power After Storms

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(WLNS) – Consumers Energy crews are working to restore power by the end of the day Tuesday to the final 7,000 Michigan homes and businesses affected by severe weekend weather.

"Mother Nature has provided a challenging combination of rains, high winds and even snow since Saturday night," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy's vice president of energy delivery. "However, we're confident that we soon will be finished restoring power to the communities we serve."

More than 149,000 homes and businesses have been affected since storms hit Michigan on Saturday night. As of 4 a.m. Tuesday, the most-affected counties were Gratiot (428), Isabella (426), Kent (556), Mecosta (426), Montcalm (1,947), Muskegon (769) and Newaygo (803).

The public is encouraged to check for the latest restoration information online at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/outagemap. People also can call 1-800-477-5050.

More than 1,600 Consumers Energy and contract personnel, plus more than 100 lineworkers from Indiana and Ohio, are part of the storm restoration effort.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. says that about 28,000 of its 150,000 affected customers were offline Tuesday morning, including 15,000 in Oakland County, 5,000 in Wayne County and 2,000 in Macomb County. Crews from Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin are assisting.

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