DTE Energy has already begun to build redundancy into circuits servicing several schools including the circuits connecting Emerson and Ludington schools.
A hot night got a little hotter for thousands of DTE Energy customers who lost power Tuesday evening.
More problems with the city of Detroit’s public lighting system have forced more school closures.
Showers and thunderstorms rolled into the Metro Detroit area Tuesday night leaving pockets of power outages and downed trees.
DTE spokesman said they’re expecting more outages as severe weather rolls in.
Outages were scattered across the area, Thursday, with wind gusts reaching 45 miles per hour.
With metro Detroit and much of Michigan under a Wind Advisory until 7 p.m. Friday, strong gusts are causing problems across much of the state.
Colder weather is making its way into Michigan as crews work to restore power to the last people left without electrical service following an ice storm that hit the state more than a week ago.
Some people who lost power in the ice storm may be eligible for a small credit.
Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked Wednesday to restore power to the more than half a million homes left in the dark by last weekend’s ice storm.