DETROIT (WWJ) – DTE Energy is reporting progress in getting the lights back on around metro Detroit — after a night of gusty winds that left more than 18,000 homes and businesses in the dark.
After noon on Monday a DTE spokesman said there were about 10,000 homes and businesses still in the dark. The outages are scattered throughout metro Detroit and surrounding communities.READ MORE: Michigan Environment Department Issues Violation Notices To Tribar In Huron River Chemical Release
According to DTE Energy, approximately 7,500 homes and businesses were knocked off the grid in Wayne County, and there were about 3,000 outages each in Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties,READ MORE: Community Responds After More Drownings Happen In South Haven
The areas without service include downriver, northern Oakland County, near Willow Run Airport, and the Grosse Pointes.MORE NEWS: Dive Team Recovers Body Of Drowning Victim From Lake St. Clair
DTE expects to have everyone’s power restored by late Monday.