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Thousands Lose Power During Heat Wave

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FERNDALE (WWJ) – Several thousand DTE Energy customers were left without power after going off the grid during extreme heat Thursday.

DTE Energy says about three thousand customers lost service electricity Friday morning, most of them are in Ferndale and near Highland Township..

At one point Thursday, 16,000 customers were without power, including 6,600 home and businesses in Ann Arbor, as temperatures rose past a scorching 100 degrees.

Most had power restored by early Friday afternoon.

To check outages in your neighborhood, click here.

Meantime, the extreme heat is expected to hang around. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Metro Detroit area, in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday.

High temperatures in the mid to upper 90s are expected Friday with only slightly cooler temperatures forecasted for Saturday.  (More on the Heat Advisory, here).

HOT WEATHER HEALTH TIPSCOOLING CENTERS

For the latest forecast, keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. To check the local radar anytime or get further forecast details on our weather page.

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