Nearly 300,000 Without Power in Lower Michigan After Storm

June 11, 2020, 7:11 AM

Grosse Pointe Woods on Wednesday evening (Photo: Nancy Derringer)

A severe thunderstorm ripped through Southeast Michigan on Wednesday, knocking down trees, dropping hail and cutting power for hundreds of thousands of customers.

As of Wednesday night, more than 300,000 customers were without electricity. That number dropped to just below 290,000 as of 7 a.m. Thursday, according to updates from Consumer Energy and DTE.

Hard-hit communities include the Grosse Pointes, St. Clair Shores, Roseville, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield and Lake Orion, the Detroit Free Press says.

On Thursday morning, DTE reported having 80 crews in the field and Consumer Energy had 336.

St. Clair Shores damage Thursday morning, above and below. (Photos: Michael Lucido)


Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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