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Fri July 6, 2012
Many Michiganders still waiting for the power to be turned back on
Nearly 150,000 Michiganders are sweating through today without electricity.
Severe storms earlier this week knocked out power to more than 400,000 Michigan utility customers.
Spokesmen for DTE and Consumers Energy say it may be late Saturday or early Sunday before all the electricity is restored.
Dan Bishop is a spokesman for Consumers Energy. He says utility crews expect to make a lot of progress today, despite having to work in temperatures around 100 degrees.
“The heat is obviously the story of the day,” says Bishop. “The most important concern for us is to make sure our crews are well hydrated and working safely.”
Consumers Energy is getting some extra help from linemen from Missouri and Indiana.