Winter Storms Leave Much of Michigan Dark for Christmas

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It may be a bright and merry Christmas for most of the country, but for 280,000 people in Michigan, it’s looking pretty dark.

An icy blast of freezing rain has hit the state, along with parts of Eastern Canada, turning off street lights and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without electricity.

Michigan’s largest utilities say tree icing and downed lines may prevent the power from being restored for days.

Joining The Takeaway from Detroit is Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET, Detroit's public radio station.