UPDATE: Wind knocks out power to 2,000-plus in Farmington, Hills

About 2,000 Farmington and Farmington Hills DTE customers lost power Monday afternoon, as strong winds and heavy rain blew through the area.

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Affected areas are east and west of Farmington Road, south of State/Alta Loma to Seven Mile in Livonia, and an area bounded by Inkster, Shiawassee, and Nine Mile. Residents on several social media sites reported hearing a loud boom before losing power; according to the DTE website, the cause of the outage is wind-damaged equipment.

Maria Taylor David Delind Johnna Balk Farmington City Council

UPDATE: Restoration estimates posted later in the evening had the larger area back on line by 11:30 p.m. Monday, and the smaller, by 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The storm affected more than 13,000 DTE customers, the company reported.

Visit DTE online, https://newlook.dteenergy.com/wps/wcm/connect/dte-web/home/problems-and-safety-landing/common/outage/report-outage use the DTE smart phone app, or call 800-477-4747 to report an outage.

With rain expected to continue through the evening, the Farmington Community Band canceled a free,  7 p.m. concert scheduled at the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in downtown Farmington.

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