Utility crews work to restore power after severe storms

A woman fights the wind as she rolls her groceries through the parking lot at Kroger in Saginaw Township, Mich., on Thursday morning, April 6, 2019. Rain, snow, flooding and gusty winds are in the forecast for the Saginaw area all day into Friday. (Jeff Schrier/The Saginaw News via AP)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — DTE Energy says about 25,000 of its customers remain without power after storms packing high winds, snow and heavy rain hit Michigan, which also caused one death and flooding.

The utility said Friday afternoon it had restored to service to about 55,000 customers. It says the remaining outages were scattered across Michigan, with most in the Thumb region. Other utilities also reported scattered outages.

Authorities say Thursday’s weather was a factor in at least one death. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s department says 57-year-old Kelli Roberts of Gobles died following a two-vehicle crash on snowy roads in southwestern Michigan.

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