More than 150K still without power in Michigan

More than 150K still without power in Michigan

Michigan utility crews continue working around the clock to restore power to tens of thousands of people whose homes remain blacked out in ice storms that hit the state last weekend.

Snow is falling across most of Michigan on Christmas Day, with temperatures in the teens and 20s.

Utilities say 156,000 of 503,000 affected homes and businesses are still without electrical service.

Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. says 129,000 of its customers were offline Wednesday morning. It says 318,000 of them have lost power at one time or another since the storm hit Saturday night.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. says about 20,000 of the 150,000 affected customers remain blacked out. The Lansing State Journal says the capital city's power system has about 7,500 customers offline out of 35,000 affected.