High winds blowing throughout southeast Michigan on Wednesday have left thousands without power in Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw and Macomb Counties.
The worst of the outages has occurred in Oakland County. In Farmington and Farmington Hills, more than 8,000 homes and businesses are without power, according to DTE Energy. Another 2,000 or more outages are reported in West Bloomfield, as well as 1,000 in Bloomfield.
Smaller outages have been reported elsewhere from southern Wayne County to northern Oakland and Macomb counties, including Canton, White Lake, Plymouth and Dearborn.
Also, in Berkeley, . The driver was not injured.
DTE Energy has no estimates as to when power will be restored.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory, in effect from 2-11 p.m. Wednesday. According to the NWS, peak winds times are between 5-8 p.m., with winds as fast as 50 miles per hour.
The NWS advises residents of affected areas to tie down loose objects and use caution while driving.
Affected counties include Midland, Bay, Huron, Saginaw, Tuscola, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Lenawee, Monroe and Wayne.