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    Power may not be restored until next week for some in southeast Michigan

    Detroit — More than 800,000 customers are without power across southern Michigan and some will not have electricity until next week, according to the state’s top energy providers.

    More:Rains, storms flood areas of Metro Detroit; 850K+ without power across Michigan

    DTE Energy reported more than 586,700 customers were out in the region at 5 p.m. Thursday, down from more than 600,000. The utility anticipated it could take until the middle of next week to get everyone back with power.

    By late Thursday, DTE crews had restored power to more than 110,000 out of 700,000 customers affected by two waves of severe weather.

    More than 1,800 DTE personnel and another 1,000 out-of-state line crews were involved in restoration efforts, officials said. 

    High winds were a big part of the problem. DTE is repairing some 3,100 downed power lines, broken poles and tree-related damage. 

    More:DTE power outage map

    Consumers Energy reported more than 215,000 customers without electricity as of 5 p.m. Thursday. Contractors and crews from seven states have helped restore power to more than 130,000, and more than 369,000 had been affected since storms started Tuesday night, the company reported.

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