10K remain without power; more storms ahead for Metro area
Some 10,000 DTE Energy customers, homes and businesses in southeast Michigan were without power Thursday night after overnight storms and high winds.
The outages, down from 45,000 earlier Thursday, were scattered across the region, with some of the largest clusters in Roseville and western Wayne County, according to the utility's website.
Power was expected to be restored for most customers by midnight, DTE said.
"Our crews will continue to work around the clock — as safely and quickly as possible — until all affected customers are restored," spokesman Brian Bleau said in a statement.
DTE Energy asks customers facing outages to report them via its website or its app. Those who do will be given specific estimates on when their power will be restored.
Early Thursday morning, wind gusts of 44 miles per hour blew through Estral Beach in Monroe County and gusts of 43 miles per hour were observed in Troy.
The winds were expected to diminish Thursday night as temperatures fall into the low 50s, the National Weather Service said.
Friday's forecast calls for highs near 70 under mostly sunny skies before showers and thunderstorms arrive after 9 p.m.
More storms could arrive on Saturday as the mercury tops out in the low 80s.
The weather service also predicts a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday, when highs rise into the upper 70s.
Detroit News Staff Writer Mark Hicks contributed to this report.