Power outages reported in SE Michigan on first day of virtual school

Storms roll through region

Power lines in Metro Detroit

There are several thousand people without power Tuesday morning in southeastern Michigan, further complicating the virtual start to the school year for families.

Storms have been rolling through the region, causing the outages, DTE Energy reported.

DTE is reporting about 11,000 customers without power. There are clusters of outages in the Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Sumpter Township and southeast Livonia areas.

DTE serves about 2.2 million customers in the region. The vast majority of customers have not been affected by the outages.