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      Power outages impact thousands

      DTE Energy Co. reports about 40,000 customers remain without power because of the high winds from the fringes of superstorm Sandy.

      The Detroit-based utility said Wednesday morning it had restored service to about 80,000 customers since the storm started. DTE says it expects to have 90 percent of its customers back in service by day's end but it could take several days to reach everyone.

      DTE says about 10,000 customers are without power in St. Clair County and many of the rest are in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

      CMS Energy Corp. says about 660 of its customers are without power Wednesday morning. About 33,000 of the Jackson-based utility's customers had lost power at some point Monday or Tuesday.