© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Dundee police chief: Sightseers, please stay away



Four-thousand people remain without power in Monroe County after a weekend that saw two tornado touchdowns, and a police chief is urging sightseers to look somewhere else.

Dundee police Chief David Uhl asked Monday that people stay off the village's streets so crews can do their work. He also warns against touching power lines or fences that might be electrified.

DTE Energy Co. spokesman Paul Whitman says he expects half of those now blacked out to have power restored by Monday evening. In all, he says the utility has 170 crews out in the field in southeastern Michigan.

Two-hundred utility poles went down in Dundee and Dundee Township alone.

Eight tornadoes hit southern Michigan over the weekend.

News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.