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DTE Energy completes restorations from Friday storms that hit 462,000 Michigan power customers

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DETROIT — DTE Energy Co. says it's restored power to "virtually all" the customers that service when storms hit Michigan last weekend, blacking out 462,000 homes and businesses statewide.

PHOTO: Jesse Smith, of Detroit, walks along W. Grand Blvd. as rain begins Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2014 in Detroit. Heavy rains are expected this evening in the Detroit Metro area. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Max Ortiz))
Jesse Smith, of Detroit, walks along W. Grand Blvd. as rain begins Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2014 in Detroit. Heavy rains are expected this evening in the Detroit Metro area. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Max Ortiz))

The Detroit-based utility said Thursday afternoon that nearly all of its 375,000 customers hit by Friday's storms are back on line. The company says about 9,000 out of its 18,000 customers blacked out after storms that hit Wednesday remained off line the next day.

Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. earlier restored power to its 87,000 customers affected by Friday's storm.

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PHOTO: Jesse Smith, of Detroit, walks along W. Grand Blvd. as rain begins Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2014 in Detroit. Heavy rains are expected this evening in the Detroit Metro area. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Max Ortiz))
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