Consumers Energy: 183,000 still without power

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Tree limb falls under the weight of the ice. Photojournalist Ken Ritz sent this picture from College south of Wealthy.

DETROIT (AP) - More than 300,000 Michigan homes and businesses remain without power after a weekend ice storm that blacked out at least 482,000 homes and businesses and may have caused a Delta jetliner with 180 people on board to slide off a taxiway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The wintry blast hit Saturday night, and utilities say about 314,000 of their customers still are in the dark.

The utilities say it will be days before most power is restored because of the difficulty of working around ice-broken lines.

CMS Energy says 183,000 of 297,000 affected customers remain without power as of 9:30 p.m. Monday. Below is a list of outages by county:

Allegan: 3,326
Barry: 17,545
Calhoun: 9,690
Ionia; 4,962
Kalamazoo: 4,922
Kent: 6,083

DTE Energy says 88,000 of its affected 150,000 customers were off line Monday afternoon.

In Lansing, about 35,000 customers of the city's power company lost service, and about 30,000 remain off line.

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