High Winds Cause Widespread Power Outages

DTE reports roughly 92,000 customers woke up without power and repairs are under way.

High winds whipped through Oakland County and majority of southeast Michigan overnight, causing some widespread power outages.

DTE reports nearly 92,000 customers awoke without power Sunday morning, the majority clustered in southern Oakland County and around Ann Arbor, according to the DTE Outage map.

The White Lake Highland area appears to be largely unaffected, the map shows. However, more than 80 customers are without power in Highland, and more than 200 customers are without power in White Lake.

The winds peaked between 50-60 mph at around 3 a.m. and prompted the National Weather Service to issue a wind advisory until 8 a.m. They have since subsided.

DTE estimates power will be restored by Wednesday, Jan. 23. DTE crews are out making repairs, but the high winds are making progress difficult, according to WDIV-TV.

The forecast calls for high temperatures between 20-25 degrees with a chance for snow showers, according to the NWS. Lows are expected at around 10 degrees, and won't be much better Monday when they are expected in the mid-teens. A chance of snow showers persists. 


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