Power outages starting to hit metro Detroit as high winds continue

Posted at 1:27 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 21:21:23-04

(WXYZ) — A wind advisory continues for all of southeast Michigan until 11 p.m. as cold air moves across the state.

West winds could gust over 50 miles per hour at times this afternoon, which could lead to power outages around metro Detroit.

As of 8:23 p.m., the total number of power outages had decreased to 898 from more than 13,000 earlier in the day, according to DT.

DTE adds that 238 repair crews are out in the field making necessary repairs.


DTE reminds us to charge mobile devices, have extra batteries, keep an emergency kit with radio, flashlights, candles, bottled water and non-perishable food. With wind gusts that could exceed 50 miles an hour, Consumer’s Energy is also readying their own response crews, to make repairs throughout the area.