High winds blow out power to thousands

Power has been restored to most area DTE Energy customers after nearly 2 days of wind gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. According to DTE Energy, only a few hundred customers remain without power this morning. The utility expects to restore power to any remaining customers later today.

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Winds in excess of 40 miles per hour have caused several thousand to be without power throughout the blue water area. According to DTE Energy, there are several large pockets of power outages due to the wind, many of which are in western St. Clair County or along the St. Clair – Sanilac County line. DTE Energy’s outage number stands at 48,000 across their sevice territory. The utility expects to restore power to most customers by later tonight or early tomorrow morning. The St. Clair County Landfill and Animal Control are affected by today’s power outages. As of Monday morning, the landfill was closed and services at animal control were reduced due to a phone and internet outage.  If you are without power or encounter a down line, call DTE at 1-800-477-4747. The St. Clair County Landfill has re-opened as of 10:30am.