Multiple Detroit school buildings were plunged into darkness Tuesday — affected by a widespread power outage in downtown Detroit.
Power to 7,000 homes, businesses along the Southfield Freeway corridor was out early Monday morning.
Strong winds gusts swept through the region Monday, knocking down trees and power lines.
Power has been restored to about 3,000 homes and businesses in Ypsilanti that were knocked offline following an apartment fire.
DTE Energy reports that 8,000 customers in the southeastern part of the state are still in the dark — that’s down from about 42,000 affected by the high winds that started Friday.
A DTE spokesperson said that Belleville saw the most significant outages with an estimated 3,500 weather related power outages.
About 41,000 homes and businesses remain without power Tuesday morning — down from a high of 375,000 outages.
Crews continue to work 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore service, with about 40,000 in Wayne County, with the rest scattered throughout Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties.
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.