July 3, 2014 at 7:36 am

Utilities continue restoring power after Michigan storms

Detroit Utilities say theyll be working at least one more day to restore power to remaining Michigan homes and businesses still without service following this weeks severe thunderstorms.

Storms moved through the state late Monday and early Tuesday, toppling trees and knocking out power to at least 247,000 customers. Debris damaged property and blocked streets in western Michigan, while heavy rains flooded roads.

DTE Energy Co. says about 1,000 customers were without power early Thursday after 140,000 lost service. It expects the vast majority to be back on later Thursday.

CMS Energy Corp.s Consumers Energy unit says about 5,800 of its 70,000 affected customers still without power Thursday morning should have service restored soon.

Indiana Michigan Power says about 14,700 of its 37,000 affected Michigan customers were still offline.