Gusty Winds Factor In Power Outages Across Metro Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – High winds causing problems throughout Metro Detroit Sunday.

A DTE Energy outage map shows more than 33,000 homes and businesses without electricity at 3 p.m. A 51 mile-per-hour wind gust was reported at Selfridge Air National Guard Base during the afternoon.

The largest outage is in Chesterfield Township near Clinton River Road and Romeo Plank. There are power poles down, according to some people in that area.

Other major outages are reported in the area of Gratiot and 14 Mile near Fraser and along M-59 and Ormond Road near White Lake Township in Oakland County.

Meanwhile, Southwestern Michigan authorities say a dam in the village of Paw Paw has breached following heavy rainfall.

Paw Paw officials say that after the breach was discovered around 5 a.m. Sunday, crews were summoned to open an additional spillway. WOOD-TV reports officials don’t believe the dam breach poses a threat to residents or properties.

Officials say crews will evaluate the dam and make recommendations to ensure its future stability.

Authorities had been checking the dam periodically throughout Saturday due to heavy rainfall.

The pedestrian bridge over the dam, which separates Briggs Pond and Maple Lake, has been closed.

Restoration estimates are not available at this time. Remember, you should always stay away from downed power lines. [DTE OUTAGE MAP]

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