Crews work to restore power to thousands in Michigan following severe thunderstorms

Strong winds, storms cause thousands to lose power in DTE Energy's service area


Crews are working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses following severe thunderstorms that moved through Michigan.

Major utilities report more than 29,000 customers are without power across the state on Friday morning.

DTE Energy Co. says about 25,000 of its customers didn't have power after about 75,000 were affected by storms that struck Thursday. The hardest-hit areas are in Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw counties. High winds Friday could cause additional outages.

CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy unit says about 4,400 of its customers were without service, including about 2,300in Iosco County.

The utility reported having about 7,000 outages Thursday.

View: Wires down in Livonia

Customers can report an outage, check on the status of an outage and view our outage map from their smart phones. Customers can also call DTE Energy at 800-477-4747 to report power outages or downed power lines.

Weather: Tornado watch, T-storm warnings canceled for SE Michigan

For the latest look at outages view DTE's outage map here.

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