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High Winds Leave Thousands Without Power

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DETROIT (WWJ) - DTE Energy is reporting progress in getting the lights back on around metro Detroit — after a night of gusty winds that left more than 18,000 homes and businesses in the dark.

After noon on Monday a DTE spokesman said there were about 10,000 homes and businesses still in the dark. The outages are scattered throughout metro Detroit and surrounding communities.

According to DTE Energy, approximately 7,500 homes and businesses were knocked off the grid in Wayne County, and there were about 3,000 outages each in Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties,

The areas without service include downriver, northern Oakland County, near Willow Run Airport, and the Grosse Pointes.

DTE expects to have everyone’s power restored by late Monday.

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