DTE Energy: 240,000 remain without power in Southeast Michigan
10:16 AM, Apr 15, 2018
4:09 PM, Apr 16, 2018
(WXYZ) - DTE Energy says 240,000 customers still have no power due to high winds and ice that hit southeast Michigan early Sunday.
As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, DTE says they have restored power to 150,000 customers. More than 390,000 customers were impacted.
They expect 90 percent of customers impacted to have power restored by the end of the day Tuesday.
The most impacted areas are in Wayne County. Due to dangerous road conditions, DTE says restoration will be challenging, but crews will be working around the clock until service is restored.
To view the outage map, click here. Those who have lost power or see downed power lines can report it at dteenergy.com.
DTE expects that schools that are without power as of Sunday evening will remain out of power Monday and possibly Tuesday.
The weight of ice on the power lines, coupled with high winds, caused more than 1,000 power lines to fall in Detroit and Wayne County, and hundreds more throughout the DTE service territory.
DTE says customers who do not have power now should not expect to have it restored tonight and should make the necessary arrangements to keep their families safe and warm.
Customers will receive a notification when crews have been dispatched to their area. By the end of the day Monday, all impacted customers should receive an estimate as to when their power will be restored.
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