About 22,000 DTE customers without power Friday

Strong thunderstorms have left some DTE Energy customers in the dark Friday.

DTE says there are 22,000 customers in the region without power - about half of those are in Macomb and St. Clair counties.

The rest of the outages are scattered, accoring to DTE.  Crews are out restoring power and more crews are being called in tonight.

They are expected to be restored by Saturday evening or sooner.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says there have been a number of trees reported down and some alarms going off but no major damage.