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The power in Leah Thomas’ Beverly Hills, Michigan, home went out about 9 p.m. on Feb. 22.

It was back on four days later, on Sunday evening, but was lost again the next day. And like thousands of Michigan residents left in the dark following back-to-back ice storms, Thomas wonders when the lights will come on — and stay on.

“It has been unsettling … not knowing exactly what is going to happen day to day,” she told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday.

Detroit-based DTE Energy reported Wednesday morning that about 15,890 of its customers still were without service. More than 600,000 homes and businesses serviced by the utility lost power during last Wednesday’s ice storm. An additional 46,000 were out Tuesday following a second ice storm on Monday.

Jackson, Michigan-based Consumers Energy said Wednesday morning that it had restored power to more than 90% of its 403,000 customers who lost it following both storms. Nearly …

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