power outage

In the seven days since a windstorm ripped through Southeast and South Central Michigan, it has been a struggle for those without electricity. As of 6am on Tuesday morning, there were still 7,000 DTE Energy customers without heat and light, many in Washtenaw County.

Of the roughly 800-thousand DTE Energy customers that lost power in last Wednesday's windstorm, 755-thousand are back on-line. 

A majority of those who lost power in Wednesday's windstorm are back on line. Still, there is a long way to go to full restoration. 

David Fair / 89.1 WEMU

It appeared Spring had sprung. A look outside early this morning might tell you otherwise. 2-3 inches of accumulation is expected before warmer temperatures today begin to melt off the wintry mix.

Update: Power Outage in SE Michigan

Nov 19, 2013

Update: 6 a.m., DTE Energy has restored 252,000 customers who lost power following severe thunderstorms and strong winds that blew across the region Sunday. Approximately 50,000 customers remain without power. Some 302,000 customers were affected by power outages since the strong winds began Sunday afternoon. About 90% of customers are expected to have their power restored by late tonight.