DETROIT (WWJ) – A Saturday evening of vicious weather ends with thousands without power, and DTE says 12,000 remain in the dark as of Sunday evening.

Spokesman Alejandro Bodipo-Memba says the pounding initially knocked power out to more than 60,000. He says the hardest hit areas include Redford which had more than 14,000 without power. DTE reports 2,000 still without power in western Wayne county and 1,000 in Oakland County — the rest of the outages are scattered.

Memba says Pontiac, Mount Clemens and Western Wayne were also impacted by the storms.  He talks about what listeners should do if they come across any downed lines:

“(Watch for) a line that may be touching something metal like a  fence or even a car, we ask that they stay at least 20 feet away from those objects and call 1-800-477-4747,” said Memba.

Memba says they will get help out to that area as soon as possible. Memba says the hope is to have everyone with power by Sunday night.

For the latest weather information, be sure to stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day.  For the forecast, visit our Weather Page.


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