Lower Michigan Storm Cleanup Continues, 2 Fatalities Reported

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U.P. News Update

U.P. News Update

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Some who lost power during the violent weather Sunday could remain in the dark until this weekend.

According to weather officials, Sunday’s storm produced wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour.

Utility companies say well over 600-thousand homes and business lost power and as of Monday night, and more than three hundred thousand were still without power.

Utility crews from Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio have been called in to help in the restoration efforts.

And at least two Michigan residents died as a result of the storm, according to authorities.  A 59-year-old Perry man died after he apparently became entangled in high voltage wires Sunday night.

And a 21-year old Leslie resident was killed when his car hit a tree during the storm.

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