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A Michigan utility says snow and icy road conditions impeded efforts to restore electrical service to several thousand customers still without power following last week's high winds.

DTE Energy says as of Tuesday morning about 7,000 customers affected by last Wednesday's winds remain without power.

Michigan got several inches of snow Monday and roads are slippery Tuesday.

Linzie Robinson of the Detroit suburb of Wayne was without power Monday and tells The Detroit News it's been "a frustrating process."

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Most of Michigan is getting snow as utility crews work to restore electrical service to thousands of customers still without power following last week's high winds.

Snowfall early Monday left roadways slippery in the Detroit area for the morning commute.

The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory is in effect most of the day, with 2 to 4 inches expected Monday in the Detroit area followed by more snow into Tuesday.

Parts of western Michigan are in line for 2 to 5 inches of snow.


Dozens of warming centers are open across Michigan as hundreds of thousands of electricity customers remain without power due to high winds earlier in the week.

Temperatures were around 30 degrees Friday morning in the Detroit area, in the mid to upper 20's across West Michigan, and expected to remain cold throughout the weekend, with overnight lows in the teens or 20s and highs around 30 degrees.

Detroit has warming centers at four community and recreation centers.

Some other Michigan communities and the American Red Cross also opened warming centers.


Crews are working to restore power after wind gusts topping 60 mph in some areas knocked out electrical service to more than 1 million customers in Michigan and whipped through several Great Lakes states.

Wednesday's winds fanned a blaze that killed five people in a Detroit apartment building and pushed a plane carrying members of the University of Michigan basketball team off a runway during takeoff southwest of Detroit.

DTE Energy says 700,000 of its customers lost power in southeastern Michigan and more than 670,000 were without service early Thursday.