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DTE Working To Restore Power To Thousands In Metro Detroit

July 17, 2018 - 1:09 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - Equipment problems and thunderstorms are to blame for power outages affecting thousands of homes and businesses in metro Detroit.

A DTE Energy spokeswoman said Tuesday morning that about 4,500 power customers were in the dark near 10 Mile Rd. and Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores. About 600 customers were without electricity near Union Lake and Commerce Rd. in Oakland County. 

At the peak, around 11,000 DTE customers were affected. By 1 p.m., however, DTE said only around 4,000 remins without power. 

Strong winds Monday night caused many of the problems, DTE said. National Weather Service reported wind gusts of 60 miles an hour near Milford Monday afternoon.  

DTE said most power should be restored by the end of the day, but some restoration work may go into Wednesday.

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As always, the public is reminded never to touch, and stay at least 20 feet away from, any downed or damaged power line. Residents can report a power outage or downed power line to DTE by calling 800-477-4747.