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Getting Back To Calm After The Storm, DTE Getting Remaining Customers Back On Grid

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Storm damage in Warren (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Storm damage in Warren (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – As of late Wednesday afternoon, DTE Energy has restored power to 180,000 of the customers impacted by the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon.

Approximately 6,000 customers remain without power. The majority of those outages are in Oakland County.

Virtually all DTE customers are expected to have their electric service restored by late Wednesday night.

[Click here to check the DTE Energy Outage Map]

DTE states 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.

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.

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest forecast duringtraffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s.

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