(WXYZ-Melvindale) - Right Now DTE crews are out working to get power restored to 14 thousand customers in metro-Detroit.
Several hundred of the outages are in the city of Melvindale.
Fire crews in Melvindale tell 7 Action News lightning hit, causing a power surge that burned through transformers and power lines. In a matter of minutes they were called to ten downed lines.
One landed on a fence, charging the fence, a neighboring fence, and a garage.
Fortunately no one was hurt.
DTE estimates that power will be restored in the neighborhood sometime Thursday afternoon.
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