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Thousands Without Power After High Wind Gusts

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DETROIT (WWJ) - DTE Energy crews Sunday were working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses after high winds knocked down power lines.

DTE Energy spokesman John Austerberry told WWJ that they are working to restore power to approximately 11,000 customers Sunday evening. Fifty-two thousand customers were without power at one point over the weekend.

A DTE outage map showed some restoration efforts would continue until Tuesday.

The outages were scattered, however the largest outage Saturday was near 12 Mile and Ryan in Warren.

The National Weather Service reported the highest wind gust of 52 miles per hour near Ypsilanti.  Several other areas had wind gusts in the mid-40’s.

Here’s the forecast.

Sunday Night – Partly cloudy early…then becoming mostly clear. Lows 43 to 47. West winds 10 to 15 mph…turning to southwest.

Monday- Breezy with partial sunshine. High 62.

Tuesday- Mostly cloudy and cooler with some rain. High 56.

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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