DTE Energy power outage restoration for SE Michigan: 80% expected to have power by end of Thursday

30 August, 2022
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DTE Energy power outage restoration for SE Michigan: 80% expected to have power by end of Thursday

More than 260,000 DTE Energy customers were without power on Tuesday morning, a day after severe storms knocked down trees and power lines across the area on Monday afternoon and evening.

DTE Energy reported 264,617 customers in the dark as of 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, just under 12% of the entire service area. DTE said 1,890 crews were in the field working to restore power.

“Our crews are securing the more than 3,300 downed power lines, assessing damage and beginning restoration. Crews from across the country are being brought in to assist in this effort,” DTE said.

DTE said on Monday that it expects to restore power to 80% of impacted households by the end of the day on Thursday.

Wind gusts in multiple areas topped 70 mph, which is near the strength of a weak tornado. In West Michigan, more than 150,000 Consumers Energy customers were without power. Several schools were closed due to outages in Metro Detroit.


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