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    Michigan storms leave 139K without power

    Severe weather pushed through the region Tuesday night, bringing rain, high winds and more than 139,000 households without power across the state.

    No tornadoes touched down in the state, but a tornado warning was issued in Monroe County that was cancelled by 9:22 pm. Two water spouts were spotted over Saginaw Bay, said National Weather Service meteorologist Megan Varcie. 

    By midnight, all watches and warnings had expired, leaving a forecast of sunny and mostly clear conditions.

    DTE Energy reported 73,833 households without power. A larger number of outages were reported near Keego Harbor, Waterford Township, Brighton, South Lyon, Marion Township and Milford, Rochester, Farmington and the city of Wayne. 

    Consumers Energy reported 65,856 people  without power by 11:20 p.m. with a large portion in mid-Michigan and scattered throughout Kalamazoo and in mid-Michigan, near Clare, Beaverton, and Edenville and Larkin townships.

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