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Michigan hit by high winds, travel delays from Sandy

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High winds knocked out power to at least 79,000 Michigan homes and businesses as the severe weather from Sandy moved through the state. 

DTE Energy Co. says roughly 70,000 customers were without power Tuesday. CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy unit reported about 9,000 Michigan customers were out Tuesday morning.

The weather has also caused the cancellation of thousands of flights, stranding many travelers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The McNamara terminal was almost empty of people on Tuesday. The arrival and departure board littered with almost two dozen flights to the east coast. Rita Loucous is among those stranded at the airport. "It was all on until I got here, from here (east) it was all canceled" she said.

But going south, like Disney World, west like Los Angeles, or San Francisco, they skies are a lot friendlier. Back to the east Hurricane Sandy has disrupted nearly all the flights.

The best advice is to call ahead before heading to the airport.

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