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(DETROIT) — Damaging storms over the weekend left 200,000 Michigan homes and businesses without power Sunday.

Utility crews from as far away as Tennessee, New York, and Pennsylvania, are trying to help restore service.

DTE Energy spokeswoman Randi Berris said the company hopes to have majority of their customers back up by Monday, but some could still be without service on Tuesday, and even into Wednesday. Many schools are without power, prompting crews to work in returning service back by Monday morning.

“I drove through my neighborhood this morning on my way into the office. There are tree limbs down everywhere. On one of the main roads, there were two utility poles just snapped in half,” Berris said Saturday.

The Detroit-area saw its last major storm only two weeks ago.

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, DTE Energy restored power to 175,000 of the 375,000 customers impacted by the weather.

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