Intense wind brings down trees, causing massive power outages in metro Detroit


Metro Details – Sunday, strong winds devastated trees and caused massive power loss in Metro Detroit.

National Weather Service runs 4 Mondays to Mondays from Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Has issued an air advisory for the counties of Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne.

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As of 6:40 pm Sunday, more than 195,000 DTE customers are without electricity. A large number of metros are spread across Detroit, near West Bloomfield.

A fire broke out at Atkins Drive in Troy when a tree fell on a utility pole. The video can be seen below.

The DTE has more than 370 crew around southeast Michigan working to restore power.

Oakland County thinks the area is the toughest.

Ryan Stow with DTE said Metro Detroit has about 1,000 downed power lines.

“We are planning our restoration and we have got some employees from outside the state,” Stowe said.

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“High winds and heavy rains have caused widespread tree damage and DTE has more than 1,000 downed power lines in the service area so far. DTE crews are assessing damage, and repairing and restoring power, in areas where it is safe to do so. “Severe weather and additional trauma – expected to continue until this evening,” officials said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

“We understand how difficult it is to live without power and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience,” the statement said. “Our crew are working as safely and expeditiously as possible to restore power to the affected customers and we will not stop working around the clock until all outages are resolved.”

To help keep customers and its employees healthy during an epidemic, if you see employees working in your neighborhood, please stay at least six feet away. Please note: It can take several hours to prepare for an estimate to restore its power and when crews arrive on the scene and can fully assess equipment damage.

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