DETROIT (AP) - Nearly all of the more than 678,000 Michigan homes and businesses that lost power in a damaging Midwestern storm now have service.
Utilities in Michigan report about 26,000 outages as of midday Thursday. Meanwhile, American Red Cross shelters in western Michigan have closed. Two people in Michigan died in the storm, which hit Sunday.
CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy unit says about 11,800 of its customers were without power Thursday out of about 334,000 affected. Consumers says some outages may remain until late Friday.
DTE Energy Co. says about 14,000 customers were without power around midday Thursday out of about 302,000 affected. Most DTE restorations are expected by day's end.
Indiana Michigan Power said Thursday that about 350 of its Michigan customers remained without service out of about 42,000 affected.(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)