(WXYZ) — As of 10:00 p.m., Thursday, DTE Energy said more than 38,000 people are without power as storms moved through southeastern Michigan Wednesday. There are about 1,000 crews currently in the field, according to their website.
DTE says the high winds and rain caused excessive tree damage, which resulted in power outages to 227,000 customers across their service territory.
Crews are working 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore power.
The outages are spread through the metro Detroit area. If you have a downed wire in your area, you should avoid it and report it to DTE Energy.
You can check DTE's power outage map here: https://outage.dteenergy.com/map
DTE crews have completed initial damage assessments and will be updating restoration estimates throughout the morning. They expect to have all customers restored by Saturday with the vast majority restored by Friday evening.