100s downstate lose power

DETROIT (AP) — Strong winds blasted through parts of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, knocking tree limbs onto power lines and cutting electricity to hundreds of homes and businesses. The driver of an ice cream truck and two customers received minor injuries after a tree toppled onto the vehicle’s roof Saturday afternoon in Kalamazoo. Police say the driver was reaching into the cooler for ice cream when the tree fell. MLive.com reports that 4,000 Consumers Energy customers in southern Michigan’s Branch County lost power after wind and lightning damaged a third-party transmission system. The Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens reports that hundreds of homes and businesses north of Detroit in Macomb County remained without electricity Sunday morning. About 700 outages were reported in the Warren area. About 600 customers in Macomb Township also lost electricity.