(WJBK) - Crews are continuing work Monday to restore power to thousands of people who lost it Friday in the high winds.
As of 11:00 a.m. Monday, DTE Energy says 12,000 customers are still without power. Nearly all of them are expected to have it by the end of the day.
DTE says they've had to work around tree damage to electrical systems, and limbs falling on power lines, which has made the efforts last this long. Some schools were closed Monday as well for power issues.
Major Michigan utilities say nearly 400,000 homes and businesses around Michigan lost electricity as winds that reached 70 miles per hour toppled trees and power lines and led to two deaths.
Fallen trees Friday in Oakland County killed one person inside a car in Pontiac and another person in Independence Township.
Meanwhile, the weather was nice over the weekend, with temperatures in the 70s both days. Temps cooled down last night and got into the mid 40s but things will still warm up nicely today. Temps will get into the mid 60s by the afternoon. Sunshine will be around for much of the day, too.
The Associated Press contributed to this report