TAYLOR (WWJ/AP) — DTE Energy says it’s making progress in restoring electricity in the Detroit area, although 10,000 customers Sunday still lack power after storms.
The area most heavily impacted by the storms was the I-94 corridor from I-275 to downtown Detroit.READ MORE: GOP Lawmaker From Michigan Gets 15 Days In Jail For Drunken Driving
DTE says 120,000 customers were in the dark at the peak of the outages, which began Thursday night.
The utility says crews are working 16-hour shifts to get electricity restored.
DTE spokesman John Austerberry said crews are working to prioritize the problems.
“It’s a combination of the wind and the trees,” Austerberry said. “The wind tends to topple trees and bring down tree limbs that get caught up in our lines and cause the damage — that’s the primary cause of the problems.”
In Lansing, the Lansing Board of Water & Light reports about 9,000 customers without power.READ MORE: Enbridge: Anchor In Straits Of Mackinac Will Be Recovered
Austerberry says most DTE customers should have power restored by Sunday evening.
See DTE’s power outage map HERE.
To report and outage or downed power line, call 800-477-4747.
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