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Severe Storms Knock out Power to Thousands in Michigan

About 228,000 utility customers in Michigan's Lower Peninsula are without electricity after a storm packing strong winds, hail and lightning crossed parts of the state. About 228,000 utility customers in Michigan's Lower Peninsula are without electricity after a storm packing strong winds, hail and lightning crossed parts of the state. |  Photo: WDIO-TV/File

Associated Press
Updated: July 20, 2019 03:59 PM

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - About 228,000 utility customers in Michigan's Lower Peninsula are without electricity after a storm packing strong winds, hail and lightning crossed parts of the state.

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Jackson, Michigan-based Consumers Energy says storms overnight Friday brought down more than 420 power lines. More than 155,000 of its customers were without power early Saturday.

The utility says a second wave of storms expected later Saturday could cause additional outages and that restoration will be a "multi-day" effort.

Detroit-based DTE Energy says 96,000 of its customers lost electricity, but power has been restored to 23,000 homes and businesses.

The National Weather Service has posted excessive heat warnings over the weekend for part of the United States, with some temperatures reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 degrees Celsius) and higher.

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