Burst Of Severe Weather Cuts Power, Damages Homes In SE Michigan

DETROIT (WWJ) – Thousands of homes and businesses are without power after damaging winds and heavy rain hit the parts of southeast Michigan Saturday evening.

DTE Energy says more than 62,000 customers without power.

Trained spotters for the National Weather Service reported a 65 miles per hour wind gust around 7:30 p.m. near Holly.

A 60 miles per hour gust was reported near White Lake. Trees and power lines were down in the Clarkston area and some homeowners reported siding on their homes was damaged.

In Macomb County, a 62 miles per hour wind gust was reported near Macomb Township and power lines were down and pea- sized hail covered the ground near New Baltimore.

In Genesee County, trees and power lines were reported down near Linden, Fenton and Durand.

Both directions of I-75 near Dort Hwy are closed due to downed power lines and not expected to reopen until late afternoon or evening Sunday.

Customers may call DTE Energy at 800-477-4747 to report power outages or downed lines.

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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