(WXYZ) — DTE Energy is reporting more than 83,000 power outages affecting customers at this time. There are more than 1,500 crews currently out in the field.
DTE released a statement on repair efforts saying, "Several rounds of high winds and pounding rain that have moved through Southeast Michigan since Tuesday night have caused power outages for 200,000 DTE customers. The violent weather resulted in significant damage across the service territory, including nearly 800 downed wires, broken poles, and tree-related damage.
DTE teams are working around the clock to quickly and safely secure downed wires and restore power to customers. An additional 650 local contract and out-of-state utility workers arrived to help with restoration Thursday morning.
Restoration estimates will be available and updated on outage.dteenergy.com as crews are assigned and assess damage.
Stay at least 20 feet away from all power lines and anything they’re in contact with and consider them live.
We thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we work to restore their power as quickly and safely as possible."
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