DTE crews work to restore power to over 126K after severe storms

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Crews are working to restore power after series of severe thunderstorms hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula and knocked out power to more than 126,000 homes and businesses.

DTE Energy Co. said about 165,000 of its about 186,000 customers that lost power following storms Sunday were without service Monday morning. DTE says most should have power by late Wednesday.

The majority of outages are in:

Oakland County:  80,000
Macomb County: 20,000
Wayne County:  10,000

The remaining 26,000 customers are scattered throughout southeast Michigan.

The storms packed winds up to 70 mph that knocked down trees and ripped roofs off buildings. CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy unit had 26,000 out.

The National Weather Service says hail up to 3 inches in diameter was recorded near Midland. Later, 1.75-inch hail hit Oakland County's White Lake Township.

The weather service says the storm damaged 80 percent of the units at a mobile home park in Oakland County's Highland Township.

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