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Power for thousands restored after storms

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — After a night of storms and high winds that postponement the Tigers-Yankees game and flooded Interstate 94 in Macomb County, power was trickling back on Thursday for thousands of  households and businesses in Michigan .

DTE Energy customers said "99% of 70,000 customers" had been restored by late Thursday.

Outstate, some 6,600 Consumers Energy customers remain without power as of 9:30 p.m., down from more than 54,000 residents and businesses from the storms.

Wednesday was the hottest September day of the year, with a high just shy of 90 and a low just shy of 70. 

There was about an inch of rain, and high winds brought down trees and power lines.

A DTE Energy spokesman said the storm damage was "very scattered." .