18K DTE customers still without power after storms

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm •  Published: July 21, 2013

DETROIT (AP) — About 18,000 DTE Energy customers remain without power after hundreds of overhead lines and trees were knocked down during thunderstorms and high winds that swept through southeast Michigan.

The utility says Sunday night that it has restored electricity to 127,000 customers. About 90 percent of all those affected are to have their power back on by late Sunday night.

High winds and rain moved through the region Saturday afternoon and overnight.

About 6,000 of the homes and businesses still without electricity are in Oakland County.

DTE says the 145,000 customers who lost power was the largest outage so far this year.

Crews have been working 16-hour shifts to repair damage and restore service.