DETROIT (WWJ) - As of late Wednesday afternoon, DTE Energy has restored power to 180,000 of the customers impacted by the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon.
Approximately 6,000 customers remain without power. The majority of those outages are in Oakland County.
Virtually all DTE customers are expected to have their electric service restored by late Wednesday night.
DTE states crews are working 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore service and more than 400 linemen from Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin are assisting the restoration effort.
Sunday's storms brought strong winds with gusts up to 70 mph, toppling trees and causing more than 1,000 power lines to come down across metro Detroit.
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