Another Round Of Power Outages In Metro Detroit After Storms Do Damage

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July 10, 2020 - 6:30 pm
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(WWJ) Wind damage from Friday's storms knocked out power to around 31,000 homes and businesses in metro Detroit. 

Most of the outages were in Oakland County.

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Nearly 3,000 outages were reported in Rochester Hills near John R and Hamlin roads. Trees were reported down in the Armada area where more than 2,000 customers are without electricity. Other areas with major outages are in the area of  Long Lake and Adams, 14 Mile and Main Street in downtown Clawson and near Armada where some trees were blown down.   

DTE Energy said they have 450 crews in the field working on restoration efforts. By 6:30 p.m., thousands of customers had been restores, while around 25,000 remained off the grid. 

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This comes as spotty severe weather has been hitting metro Detroit — bringing wind gusts, lightening and heavy rain. 

"Some nasty storms moving in," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Grishack, live on WWJ early Friday afternoon. "These storms did spawn a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Wayne County during the past hour. Heavy rain is going to be the main threat from these storms, also some strong gusty winds and potentially some hail as well."

That earlier warning for Wayne County, along with another issued by the National Weather Service for Macomb County and eastern Oakland County, has since expired. 

However, Grishack said that was only the first round, with more storms expected into Friday evening. 

"This first storm is producing flooding downpours and strong, gusty winds across parts of the area," Grishack said. "We get just a little bit of a break, and then another round of storms...that's moving northwest right behind the first one. So the big danger here is flash flooding with these rounds of storms moving on through. And they will continue to be with us through the afternoon and into at least the first part of tonight."

The good news, Grishack said, is that metro Detroit will clear up overnight, and will be dry for at least part of the weekend. However, there are more spotty storms possible both Saturday and Sunday.

Here's a look at the AccuWeather daily forecast for Detroit:

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