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Storms batter metro Detroit, wreak havoc on freeways

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(WJBK) - After heavy storms rolled through the area, thousands are left are without power. Also, for the second time this month, heavy rain flooded some of metro Detroit's freeways, leaving drivers asking what is wrong with the roads.

Tuesday's storms brought 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers.

DTE Energy Co. says 120,000 customers remain powerless Wednesday morning. About 80,000 of those are in Wayne County. The others are in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.

The utility says the majority of customers should have their power restored by late Wednesday.

Click here to see a live power outage map from DTE.

Flooding closed parts of some Detroit-area expressways Tuesday evening.

Some area schools have also closed schools Wednesday. Click here to see active reported school closings.
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