Storm Leaves 300,000 Without Power in Michigan, Delays Travel

(From UPI)

A weekend system of spring snowstorms continued to pound the central United States on Sunday, leaving thousands without power and creating difficult travel conditions.

About 280,000 DTE Energy customers in southeast Michigan were left without electricity Sunday afternoon after ice storms struck the state overnight. Consumers Energy, which serves electrical customers in most of the rest of the state, reported an additional 44,000 customers were experiencing outages, bringing the statewide total to 324,000.

Michigan State Police reported the roads in Metro Detroit were relatively free of crashes, with only two on the freeway system Sunday morning, as temperatures in the area are expected to rise above freezing threats of freezing rain should subside.

National Weather Service meteorologist Marc Kavinsky said snowstorms in Wisconsin brought 2 feet of snow in communities near Green Bay, breaking single-day snowfall in several cities, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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