DETROIT (WWJ) – Strong wind and rain cut power to thousands of people in metro Detroit –and knocked down trees across the area.

DTE says 105,000 homes and businesses are without power, throughout the thumb area, and including outages throughout Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.

Tree limb down in Warren. (WWJ/Marisa Fusinski)

Tree limb down in Warren. (WWJ/Marisa Fusinski)

WWJ Tipsters have also have reported trees down in parts of Milford and Royal Oak, near 12 Mile and Main Street.

Crews will be working throughout the night.

Meanwhile, authorities in the Upper Peninsula say a man died in a house fire they believe was caused by a lightning strike.
According to the Luce County sheriff’s office, emergency personnel were sent to Forrest Rank’s home in Lakefield Township early Thursday morning — only to find it engulfed in flames.

The 79-year-old man lived alone.

For the lastest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Sign up for Weather Alerts by Texting FORECAST to 95001 and receive a once daily weather report.


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