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DTE: Power restored across metro Detroit following severe storms

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Posted at 9:23 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 13:40:01-04

1:40 p.m. Thursday

Power has been restored to those affected in the metro Detroit area, DTE Energy says.

5:00 a.m. Thursday

There are still about 4,500 customers without power in the metro Detroit area, according to DTE Energy. The company says crews are working to restore power to all customers and expects to have those affected back online "at some point today.

9:20 p.m. Wednesday

According to DTE Energy, there are still 7,600 customers who remain without power after severe storms Tuesday. Those repairs are expected to be completed before midnight.

3:30 p.m. Wednesday

There are currently 17,000 who remain without power after storms Tuesday evening, according to DTE Energy. Crews have restored power to nearly 80 percent of DTE Energy customers. The remaining customers impacted are expected to have power restored before midnight.

10:30 a.m. Wednesday

According to DTE Energy, they have restored power to 45,000 of the 75,000 affected customers, leaving 30,000 without power. Most are scattered across Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.

They expect the majority of them to be restored by the end of the day, and crews will continue to work 16-hour shifts around the clock, and throughout the holiday if needed.

6:00 a.m. Wednesday

As of 6:00 a.m., 36,700 customers are still without power across the metro Detroit area, according to DTE Energy.

Tuesday night

According to DTE Energy, there are currently 30,000 power outages across the metro Detroit area, and that number is climbing as much of southeastern Michigan is under a severe thunderstorm warning.

Crews are working around the clock to make repairs, according to a news release from DTE.

The company has estimated that repairs may be completed by 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, but updates will be release as soon as crews complete damage assessments.

To view outages in your area, view the DTE outage map here.

Here are some safety tips:
- Customers should stay at least 20 feet away from all power lines, and always consider live
- Customers should heed the warning of yellow caution tape, which indicates downed power lines in the area
- Never use a portable generator inside a home or business because it emits carbon monoxide, which can be deadly. Keep it outside, away from windows and doors so the fumes won't come inside.

If you lose power or see a downed power line, contact DTE Energy at 1-800-477-4747, or visit the DTE website here.