More than 70,000 metro Detroiters are without power following Thursday's thunderstorms.
More than 50 Dearborn residents have been left without power Thursday afternoon, in the wake of a severe spring storm. According to the DTE Energy outage map, 46 customers in the 48126 zip code near Ford Road are without power. Roughly three customers were also reporting outages in the 48124 and 48128 zip codes. You can report your power outage and get an estimate of when it will be returned by checking online or by calling 800-477-4747. More than 70,000 DTE customers, mostly in Oakland and Washtenaw counties, were without power Thursday afternoon. View DTE's outage map at dteenergy.com.
A spokesman for DTE Energy said they haven't seen any major outages thus far, but are staying prepared.
As high winds pick up in southeast Michigan due to the reach of Hurricane Sandy, so will the likelihood for power outages and other wind-related issues. More: What will Hurricane Sandy mean for Michigan weather this week? The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Monday morning for all of southern Michigan, including Midland, Bay, Lenawee, Saginaw, Tuscola, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and could cause hazardous situations—including power outages, downed tree branches, and difficulty driving, especially on east-west roads. DTE Energy spokesman John Austerberry …