DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Nearly everyone who lost power in metro Detroit after this week’s severe thunderstorms have been turned back online.
DTE Energy said about 1,000 customers remain without power early Thursday morning after more than 140,000 homes and businesses lost service. Officials say electricity should be restored to all customers by Thursday evening.
Storms moved through the state late Monday and early Tuesday, toppling trees and knocking down at least 800 power lines. Wind gusts of up to 74 miles per hour were reported in metro Detroit. Storm debris damaged property, while heavy rains flooded some roads.
DTE Energy said approximately 300 linemen from New York, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania assisted in the restoration effort.
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