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120,000 still without power day after severe storms struck parts of southern Michigan

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DETROIT — Around 120,000 customers are without power a day after severe thunderstorms struck parts of southern Michigan.

Tuesday's storms brought 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers.

PHOTO: A Michigan Department of Transportation worker clears the drain in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94, near the Lodge exit lanes Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, near Detroit following a thunderstorm that past through Southeast Michigan. The National Weather Service says winds reaching 60 mph in Wayne County's Canton Township near Detroit and in Washtenaw County's Pittsfield Township near Ann Arbor. It says a 2-foot-diameter tree fell in Redford, near Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Steve Perez)
A Michigan Department of Transportation worker clears the drain in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94, near the Lodge exit lanes Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, near Detroit following a thunderstorm that past through Southeast Michigan. The National Weather Service says winds reaching 60 mph in Wayne County's Canton Township near Detroit and in Washtenaw County's Pittsfield Township near Ann Arbor. It says a 2-foot-diameter tree fell in Redford, near Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Steve Perez)

DTE Energy Co. says 120,000 customers remain powerless Wednesday morning. About 80,000 of those are in Wayne County. The others are in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.

The utility says the majority of customers should have their power restored by late Wednesday.

Flooding closed parts of some Detroit-area expressways Tuesday evening.

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