In Michigan
5:26 pm
Mon June 7, 2010

Dundee police chief: Sightseers, please stay away

DUNDEE, MI –

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.