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Crews From 3 States Work To Restore Michigan Power

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DTE crews make repair on line after damaging winds hit the metro Detroit area. (Credit: DTE) FILE

DTE crews make repair on line after damaging winds hit the metro Detroit area. (Credit: DTE) FILE

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PONTIAC (WWJ/AP) – Clean-up and repairs continues in Southeast Michigan following Friday’s fast-moving storms.

DTE Energy said crews from three states were working to restore power after thunderstorms and high winds swept through southeast Michigan.

DTE said as of Monday evening they have restored power to the vast majority of the 145,000 customers who were impacted by thunderstorms and high winds that blew across southeast Michigan Friday.

The storms knocked down hundreds of overhead lines and trees. Crews from Indiana and Ohio were helping Michigan workers on power restoration. The brunt of the outages were in Oakland County; especially Rochester, Troy and Royal Oak

DTE said a contractor made contact with a live wire while working to restore power in Roseville on Monday. The contractor was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

DTE is investigating the circumstances behind the incident.

A spokesman said the hope to have everyone back on the grid sometime Monday evening. DTE customers are urged to call 800-477-4747 to report power outages or downed lines. Or for status updates, click here.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers says Southeast Michigan will see cloudy skies with a small chance for another thunderstorm Monday night. Tuesday, it will be cloudy with breaks of sun with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm into the early afternoon and a high of 83.

Bowers said things will cool down to the 50s Tuesday night and then it should be mild the rest of the week; with a lot of sun and highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.

For the latest forecast, keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. To check local radar anytime, visit the CBS Detroit weather page HERE.

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