Power outage means this Detroit teacher can't cook her Thanksgiving dinner

DTE working to restore power across metro Detroit
Posted at 3:12 PM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 15:12:16-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Power outages are still impacting DTE customers across the Detroit metro and beyond.

Powerful winds did damage to power lines which caused widespread outages.

Some neighbors on the city's west side near Livernois and West McNichols are in the dark and scrambling on Thanksgiving Day.

Sheri Divers realized her home lost power around 4:00 a.m. The school teacher emptied her supplies cart and filled it with cornbread, broth and other fixings.

She carried her full size Butterball Turkey to her Jeep Cherokee and drove about 10 minutes to her parents place on Marlowe Street.

"We're sick of it," Divers said.

She's outraged and frustrated because she claims this is the third time her neighborhood has been left in the dark due to weather.

"We are sick of this crap. We have been without power at least three times this year," Divers said. "Every time the wires shake we lose power. Come on, there's something wrong with that."

"They're [DTE] always saying they're upgrading," said Calvester Harrington III, who also has no power said. "I don't see any upgrades."

Around 11:30 a.m., DTE said power was restored to nearly 85 percent of customers affected by strong winds.

Some crews are working 16 hour shifts to restore power to all customers.

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