UPDATE 1-Nearly 800,000 lack power in US Midwest, Ontario after storms
Nov 18 (Reuters) - Almost 800,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Midwest and Ontario in Canada were without power Monday morning following severe thunderstorms Sunday night, according to local power companies. Michigan was the hardest-hit state with more than 540,000 customers out. DTE Energy Co, the biggest power company in the state, said it has about 275,000 customers out and expects it to take several days to restore service to all homes and businesses. Other hard-hit states include Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. There were also about 88,000 outages in Ontario. The following table lists other major outages. Power Company State Out Now DTE MI 275,000 CMS MI 232,100 Hydro One ON 88,200 AEP MI 36,300 Ameren IL 28,000 Duke IN 25,600 AEP IN 25,100 Exelon IL 15,000 FirstEnergy OH 13,200 NiSource IN 11,500 Ameren MO 7,000 AEP OH 6,500 Iberdrola NY 4,900 AES IN 4,800 AEP WV 4,500 FirstEnergy PA 4,400 National Grid NY 3,200 FirstEnergy WV 1,300 Total 786,600
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