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Crews working to restore power to homes and businesses across Michigan

ice storm

Hundreds of thousands of customers still without power

Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of customers after an ice storm brought down about 3,200 lines.

Trevor Lauer is the President and COO of DTE Electric. He says thousands of linemen are working in the field, but it will take several days to get the lights back on.

“I would expect that will restore 100,000 or or slightly more than 100,000 customers and my expectation is is by Sunday we'll have 95% of the customers back in power”

Overnight temperatures will be well-below freezing the next three nights.

People are urged to keep generators outside of the house and garage. Otherwise, that could lead to a dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide.

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