High winds knock out power in parts of Michigan

DTE Energy, CMS Energy say customers without power due to high winds


DTE Energy offers a power outage map for customers.

DETROIT - Michigan utilities say high winds knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses as the effects of the Eastern Seaboard's severe weather move through the state.

DTE Energy Co. says roughly 35,000 of its customers were without power as of 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Here is DTE's outage breakdown by county:

  • St. Clair County         10,000
  • Oakland County         6,000
  • Wayne County           4,000
  • Macomb County         2,000

DTE said the remaining outages, not listed above, are scattered throughout its service area. The energy company said more than 120,000 of its customers have lost power due to high winds from superstorm Sandy, which means they have restored power to 85,000.

The weather prompted warnings for the Great Lakes. The National Weather Service says wave heights of up to 23 feet were reported on southern Lake Huron, with waves from 24 feet to 35 feet forecast. High wind warnings were in effect along parts of Michigan's eastern Lower Peninsula.

DTE offers a power outage map to help customers pinpoint areas in the dark. To report outages, call DTE (800) 477-4747.

Copyright 2012 by ClickOnDetroit.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.