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DTE: 1,500 Still Without Power In Metro Detroit

40,000 people were without power at the height of the outage.

June 02, 2019 - 8:20 pm

(WWJ) -- DTE is still working to restore power to parts of metro Detroit Sunday night after severe storms moved across the area on Saturday.

Officials with DTE Energy told WWJ around 7:30 p.m. that roughly 1,500 customers were still without power. That number was down from about 7,500 reported outages earlier in the day. DTE expects power to be restored by 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Severe thunderstorm watches were in effect on Saturday as storms rolled through, causing damage to trees, homes and power lines. DTE reported about 40,000 total customers had lost power at the height of the outage.

Many people reported downed wires and fallen trees, including one on Ludlow Street in Rochester.

The outages have been scattered all across southeast Michigan. As of 8 p.m., the largest affected area appeared to be near the Warren Valley Golf Course in Warren.

Check the DTE outage map for the latest updates and restoration estimations.