85,000 remain without power following Wednesday's storms

Posted at 4:11 PM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 15:06:47-04

DTE Energy says about 85,000 people in metro Detroit remain without power following storms on Wednesday. That's down from the more than 800,000 people who were without power on Wednesday night in what was the largest weather event in DTE's history.

DTE will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. Watch live here


On Saturday, they restored power to about 140,000 people and by Sunday morning, the number was down from 98,000

They had hoped to be under 100,000 outages by Saturday night with 100 percent fully restored by Monday at the latest.

According to DTE, they expect to have all customers restored by 11:30 p.m. Monday.

High winds on Wednesday knocked down about 9,000 electrical wires. In a normal storm, DTE says there are only about 600 knocked down.

Over 1,000 crew members from several states have been working 16-hour shifts around the click to restore power.

They are prioritizing hospitals, nursing homes and other buildings with vulnerable populations.