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High Winds Hamper DTE’s Power Restoring Efforts

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DTE repair crews. (File WWJ: Beth Fisher)

DTE repair crews. (File WWJ: Beth Fisher)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – DTE Energy crews are working through the high winds to restore power to roughly 31,000 customers.

DTE spokesman Scott Simons said high winds are hampering their efforts, and are making things a lot more difficult for crews.

“We’ve been trying to keep up with the wind damage that it creates, trees falling into our power lines and such,” said Simons.

Simons says their number one priority for the crews is safety, which is why they are working a little slower than usual to restore power.

DTE said the power should be restored for the vast majority of customers by late Tuesday night, but there could be some small pockets of customers and individual service problems that may not be restored until Wednesday.

About 106,000 customers lost power when the high winds and rainy weather moved through the Metro Detroit area Monday.

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