Wild Weather Brings Down Trees Across Metro Detroit

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By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) Tree chippers and restoration crews were busy Wednesday morning cleaning up after a wild storm knocked down branches across the region.

A stroll through Royal Oak, Birmingham, and other leafy suburbs showed trash cans knocked over on many streets and debris mingled with fallen limbs.

The winds also knocked out power to an estimated 3,000 people in metro Detroit.

The most affected areas are near Lake Orion and Utica with about 2,000 customers without power. Madison Heights, Royal Oak and Southfield were also affected.

Consumers Energy is also reporting a few thousand outages east of Flint.

Thunderstorms crossed parts of lower Michigan west to east overnight, but weakened as they moved so metro Detroit was spared from something that could have been much worse, meteorologists said. 

Today may being more scattered showers, with highs in the low to mid 80s.

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