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Michigan utilities scramble to fix power lines; more than 200,000 still without electricity



DETROIT – DTE Energy says it could take a few more days before electricity is restored to thousands of people who lost power in southeastern Michigan during a storm that carried 75 mph winds that killed a suburban Detroit man.

DTE says 206,000 customers still had no electricity Sunday morning, down from a peak of 375,000 following the Friday night storm. About 95,000 were in Wayne County, followed by 47,000 in Oakland County, 25,000 in Macomb County and 20,000 in Washtenaw County.

DTE says full restoration may take until Tuesday or Wednesday.

More than 2,000 power lines fell. Out-of-state crews from as far as New York and Tennessee were traveling to help.

In western Michigan, Consumers Energy says about 17,000 customers remained without power late Saturday, down from a peak of 77,000.