Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 22, 2013

Detroiters still without power after big storm

Crews work 16-hour shifts as cold air approaches


---- — DETROIT (AP) — Overnight below-zero temperatures are predicted for Michigan as the state braces for the coldest air of winter.

Meanwhile, DTE Energy still is pecking away at power outages caused by high winds over the weekend. By late afternoon Monday, the utility said 17,000 customers lack power compared to a peak of more than 120,000. Most are in Wayne, Oakland and Livingston counties.

DTE said electricity should be restored to 90 percent of customers by today as crews work 16-hour shifts.

The National Weather Service said temperatures will fall below zero this morning around the state. When the wind chill is considered, it will feel like 35 below zero in the western Upper Peninsula.

From Lake Michigan east to the Thumb, high temperatures today won't get past 15 degrees.

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