(Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2017)
Oakland County, MI – 250,000 people in DTE’s service area remain without power as of 3am Saturday after wind storms knocked down power lines through the area.
According to the DTE website, “DTE’s restoration teams are fully mobilized and working 24/7 to restore power to all customers. So far, we’ve restored more than 50% of the 800,000 customers impacted, and we expect to restore 200,000 more customers today. Customers will receive restoration estimates as crews are assigned to assess and repair damage in their area. We fully expect to restore at least 90% of outages by 11:30 p.m. on Sun., March 12. We know outages are difficult and we thank you for your continued patience.”
On Twitter, DTE posted “As of 9:30 p.m., crews have restored power to more than 550,000 of the 800,000 customers impacted by the wind storm.”
Normally an interactive map lets customers know what is happening in their area. However that function is not currently available on the DTE website or mobile app. DTE has been updating the site with a color coded PDF that shows massive outages across the region. However as of 3am the map had not been updated since Friday evening. The PDF also lacks the detailed data that the interactive map once held, including estimated restoration times.
Several communities have set up warming centers. Check with your city’s website if they have one available. Below are ones we know about, courtesy of Oakland County Republican Party:
28600 Eleven Mile Road
Friday – Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
1201 Livernois 24 hour through Sunday evening
Novi Civic Center
45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
8-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday.
( If power remains out, the facility will open 9 p.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday).
Oak Park Community Center
14399 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237
8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
1335 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360
Rochester Hills Fire Department
1111 Horizon Ct, Rochester, MI 48309
open as needed, day to day
Troy community center
3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083
24 hours, day to day
Stay warm, stay strong, Spring is coming!
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For the latest outage map and updates go to https://emergency.dteenergy.com/
Consumers Energy Customers looking for updates can visit https://www.consumersenergy.com/outagemap