Thousands Remain Without Power Days After Severe Storms
DETROIT (WWJ) - DTE Energy has restored power to 171,000 of the customers impacted by the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon.
DTE Energy officials said about 15,000 customers remain without power Tuesday evening. Most of the outages are in Oakland and Macomb counties.
Crews are working 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore service and more than 400 linemen from Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin are assisting the restoration effort.
The vast majority of DTE Energy customers are expected to have their electric service restored by late Wednesday night.
Sunday’s storms brought strong winds with gusts up to 70 mph, toppling trees and causing more than 1,000 power lines to come down across metro Detroit.
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