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10,000 still without power in Mich. after storms


Utility crews were working to restore electrical service to about 10,000 Michigan homes and businesses still without power following severe thunderstorms over the weekend that hit the southeastern portion of the state.

DTE Energy Co. says late Tuesday morning that those without power are mostly in Wayne County. The utility says it hopes to restore electrical service by day's end.

In Detroit, school officials say power outages prompted them to close eight schools on Tuesday. Two others were being shut down because of power problems.

The storms on Saturday generated 2-inch-wide hail and winds gusting to 64 mph that knocked down trees and power lines and left 125,000 utility customers in the dark.

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