Detroit Evening Report, March 31, 2022: High winds knock out power to thousands of homes, businesses in southeast Michigan


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About 65,000 homes and businesses in southeast Michigan have lost power after high winds swept across parts of the state. Detroit-based DTE Energy says wind gusts reached more than 50 mph early Thursday, knocking down utility poles and causing tree branches to fall onto power lines. The utility said crews were out trying to restore power as quickly as possible.

Other headlines for March 31, 2022:

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection creates Detroit-based Community Relations position
  • Michigan’s redistricting panel votes to end 7% pay raise
  • $75M project to transform United Artists Building in Detroit into apartments, retail and dining
  • Report: DTE Energy disconnected thousands of customers for nonpayment in 2020 and 2021
  • Students pushing to change uniform and dress codes in Detroit public schools

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.