Severe weather rolls through SE Michigan, 45,000 DTE customers without power Wednesday

Metro Detroit was in the path of a line of severe storms moving across the state Tuesday night.

A tornado warning was canceled by the National Weather Service for Monroe County earlier tonight. Southeastern Michigan was under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has expired. A high wind warning is in effect tonight. 

Some downpours, small hail, and strong winds have been part of the storm system. Power outages are being felt around the region, leaving about 76,000 DTE Energy customers in the dark as of 11 p.m.

By Wednesday morning, the number without power was still high: about 45,000.

Most of the affected areas are in the western suburbs of Metro Detroit. Wayne, Westland, Garden City, Redford Township, Farmington. Northern suburbs were particularly hit hard with Rochester, Waterford, White Lake, Keego Harbor and Pontiac. 

Check out the DTE Outage Map HERE.

Rich Luterman said that by 11 p.m. most of the storms will have rolled through the area - with most of Wayne County feeling a punch by the system at about 10 p.m.

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