37,000 without power after storms pound Michigan

Jul 26, 2012

Overnight storms have left about 37,000 Michigan utility customers without power.

DTE Energy spokesman Scott Simons says Thursday that 16,000 outages include 13,000 scattered customers and 3,000 in South Lyon and Lyon Township.

Consumers Energy spokeswoman Debra Dodd tells MLive.com that nearly 21,000 of the Jackson-based company's statewide customers are blacked out. County outages include 2,900 in Bay, 3,300 in Genesee, nearly 2,700 in Gladwin, and more than 1,200 in Montcalm.

Dodd says 110 downed wires were reported in affected areas. She urges customers to use caution when clearing debris.

Both companies say storms could affect restoration efforts.

The National Weather Service in White Lake Township forecasts rain and highs in the upper 80s for southern Michigan on Thursday.

Highs in the low 80s are expected Friday, with more storms.

You can follow this updated DTE power outage map to see affected areas across the state.