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Service has been restored for Comcast customers after widespread “temporary” outages that affected much of southeast Michigan and the east coast, according to the company.

The outage, which first occurred late Monday morning, was restored around 2 p.m., said Michelle Gilbert, vice president of public relations for Comcast. She said she did not know how many customers were affected.

“We have repaired the temporary network interruption that impacted some of our services this morning,” she said. “Our engineers continue to work on this issue and almost all services have already been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused our customers.”

A downdetector.com outage map showed most Michigan outages centered just north of Royal Oak near Clawson, Birmingham and Sterling Heights. Smaller outages appeared through out the south half of the Lower Peninsula.

A larger outage covered the east coast from Richmond, Virginia and stretched north to Massachusetts, according to the outage map. Several additional isolated spots had covered areas over Minneapolis, south of Milwaukee, southern Florida, northeast Washington and San Francisco to San Jose, California, among others.

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Staff Writer Candice Williams contributed.

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