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Downed Power Lines & Power Outages After Storm Hits Metro Detroit

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A tree that came down in the storm lays across a road in Southfield. (Credit: WWJ's Beth Fisher)

A tree that came down in the storm lays across a road in Southfield. (Credit: WWJ’s Beth Fisher)

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SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – About 30,000 people are without power in Metro Detroit because of the storms that rolled through the area Monday afternoon.

WWJ’s Beth Fisher reports from Southfield near Eight Mile and Evergreen, where residents felt the brunt of the storm.

Kathi Horste lives only a couple of doors away from where a tree fell on power lines on Westland Road in Southfield. She says it knocked out power at her house.

“I’m just glad that it fell in the street and didn’t hit anyone’s house. If it would have fallen another way it could have hit any number of houses,” says Horste.

There have also been reports of downed trees and power lines because of the high winds that came along with the storms.

DTE tells WWJ that they hope to restore power to the majority of those without power by midnight and that crews will work throughout the night to restore power to the remaining customers.

Stay ahead of the storm. Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for Traffic and Weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. Check the radar now on our weather page.

Meantime, dozens have been confirmed dead following a tornado in Joplin, Missouri. Follow that coverage, including photos and video, here.

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