24K DTE customers still without power after storms

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT (AP) - About 24,000 DTE Energy customers remain without power after hundreds of overhead lines and trees were knocked down during thunderstorms and high winds that swept through southeast Michigan.

The utility says Sunday afternoon that it has restored electricity to 121,000 customers. About 90 percent are expected to have their power back on by Sunday night.

High winds and rain moved through the region Saturday afternoon and overnight.

About 8,000 of the homes and business still without electricity are in Oakland County.

DTE says the 145,000 customers who lost power was the largest outage so far this year.

Crews were working 16-hour shifts to repair damage and restore service. Utility crews from Indiana and Ohio are assisting in the work. Others from Wisconsin and Pennsylvania were expected to arrive Sunday.

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