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Amid sub-zero temps, DTE works to restore power


At least 30 school districts have canceled classes as sub-zero temperatures continue gripping parts of Michigan.

Meanwhile, DTE Energy says most power outages caused by high winds over the weekend have been restored. The utility says about 3,000 customers in southeast Michigan remained without power at 9 p.m. Monday, down from a peak of more than 120,000.

There are still pockets of customers without power in Tuscola, Huron, Sanilac and Lapeer counties.  There are a little over 600 customers in the Thumb that are offline at this time. Most of the outages in Tuscola County are between the cities of Vassar and Frankenmuth and near the town of Gilford. 

In Lapeer County, many of the outages are in Arcadia and Attica Townships.  In Sanilac County, a number of the outages are near Minden City and Argyle, Wheatland and Moore Townships.

In Huron County, outages are being reported just east of the town of Sebewaing.  Also Chandler, Winsor and Sherman Townships are reporting scattered outages.

DTE says crews were working 16-hour shifts.

The National Weather Service says temperatures fell below zero early Tuesday morning and the wind chill made it feel like 35 below zero in the western Upper Peninsula.

From Lake Michigan east to the Thumb, high temperatures Tuesday are not expected to rise past 15 degrees.

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