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UPDATE: Power Restored to Most Brighton Customers

Check back throughout the day for updates on the power outage situation in Brighton.

UPDATE: Power Restored to Most Brighton Customers

Patch will be updating this story throughout the day Tuesday.

Update, 11:15 a.m.

 Power has been restored to 378 customers in Brighton; 19 customers remain without power on the west side of the city and no known restoration time has been estimated by DTE.

10 a.m. Tuesday

Gusting winds and rain whipped through Brighton overnight into Tuesday morning as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy spun westward.

According to a DTE Energy outage map, 378 customers have been without power since 4:04 a.m. in Brighton. The outage stretches from near Brighton Lake to north of the city. Another 19 customers have been without power since Monday night, according to the map. The estimated restoration time was unknown Tuesday morning.

Due to the power outage, Lakes Elementary and Farms Intermediate School were closed Tuesday.

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A wind advisory remains in effect through 1 p.m. Tuesday and a hazardous weather outlook is in place through this evening for southeast Michigan, including Livingston County,  according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory means sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour or gusts of 45 mph are expected, the forecasting agency says.

The utility said Monday that it anticipated outages if southeast Michigan experienced wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, as the National Weather Service forecast, as the far reaches of Hurricane Sandy lashed the area. The so-called "Frankenstorm" made landfall Monday on the East Coast, leaving massive destruction, millions without power and at least 16 deaths in its wake,  according to cnn.com.

Patch will continue to update the weather and power outage situation throughout the day.


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