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Power Outages Reported in Orchard Lake, Pine Lake Area

Over 7,000 customers without power for a portion of Thursday afternoon.

Updated: 7:53 p.m.

Reports of a possible power outage in the Orchard Lake and Pine Lake area dotted the DTE Energy Outage Map on Thursday afternoon.

The area outage was reported just before 4 p.m. for approximately 7,700 DTE Energy customers, slowing down traffic and closing some businesses down for the day. DTE Energy spokesman Len Singer said that the outage was caused by faults in the system as a result of a wire which struck a high-voltage cable.

By 7 p.m. Thursday night, all but approximately 700 of those customers in Keego Harbor had their power restored, Singer estimated, the power would return for those remaining customers by 9 p.m.

The weather forecast in the area tonight will be cold with a chance of snow. The National Weather Service predicts low temperatures of 18 degrees and a 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 2 a.m. Your Friday morning commute could be wet and cold, with a wintry mix of rain and snow in the forecast and a high of 33 degrees.

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