DTE says full restoration probably will take until Tuesday or Wednesday.
Friday’s storm packed quite a punch, with wind gusts of more than 75 miles an hour and nickel-size hail.
Livonia and Redford Township residents who lost power during Friday’s severe storm can even spend the night if they’re without power.
DTE officials reported that up to 129,000 homes and businesses are without power, with the number of outages expected to grow until the storms move out of the area.
The storms brought 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers.
Electricity has been restored to parts of a suburban Detroit hospital which lost power when problems were found in two underground cables.
The outages are scattered, however the biggest outages are in Madison Heights, Dearborn and near Lincoln Park.
As of Tuesday evening, DTE Energy had restored power to about 171,000 of the customers impacted by the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon.
DTE Energy said about 1,000 customers remain without power early Thursday morning after more than 140,000 homes and businesses lost service.
Storms brought down about 800 power lines, and it could take crews until late Thursday night before all connections are restored.