Storms Down Power Lines, Knock Out Power in St. Clair Shores
Early morning storms knocked out power to DTE Energy customers in St. Clair Shores, and closed a major artery in the city. If you have photos of the damage, share them on Patch.
Early morning storms knocked out power to 3,777 DTE Energy customers Thursday morning.
The strong storms also downed tree limbs, and powerlines throughout the city.
One power line across Harper snapped, and is currently laying across the roadway south of 9 Mile. Traffic is being diverted into neighborhoods.
As of 8 a.m. Thursday morning, DTE spokesman Scott Simons said 190,000 customers were without power in southeast Michigan.
"This is the fourth storm we've had since Tuesday morning, so we have to keep reassessing priorities," he said. "But, we do know the restoration process will take us into the weekend."
Simons said the utility had reduced the outage number from Tuesday's storms to 17,000 before a Wednesday evening storm hit, followed by what DTE experienced as the most severe storm of the week overnight.
DTE has recalled 100 linemen who were sent to Ohio to help with repairs after storms there last week and expects to have a power restoration estimate later today.
DTE Energy has an outage map with information for customers wanting up-to-the-minute information.
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