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DTE Gives Updates on Power Outages, Downed Wires

March 8th 2017

DTE Gives Updates on Power Outages, Downed Wires (DTE, March 8, 2017) Oakland County, MI – As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, DTE Energy has nearly 500,000 customers without power due to severe winds blowing through its Southeast Michigan service territory. The outages are widespread across the region, with the hardest hit areas in Wayne, Oakland, […]

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

February 19th 2016

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the […]

DTE to Present info on Power Outages at Madison Heights Council Mtg. Feb. 22

February 18th 2016

DTE to Present info on Power Outages at Madison Heights Council Mtg. Feb. 22 (EVENT page) Madison Heights, MI – Officials from DTE will be at the Madison Height City Council meeting on Feb. 22 to give a presentation about the power gird in the community. Mayor Brian Hartwell is asking residents who have experienced […]

Transformers Explode in Royal Oak, Power Outages Reported (video) UPDATED

November 21st 2015

Transformers Explode in Royal Oak, Power Outages Reported (video) UPDATED (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2015) Several explosions happened in Royal Oak near 11 Mile and Campbell.  Originally this was reported to be a series of electrical transformers blowing.  The City of Royal Oak later released a statement saying “DTE reports: Our System Operations Center […]

Wire Down at 9 and Hilton, 1713 Without Power

January 17th 2012

DTE Crews are on the scene at E. 9 Mile and Hilton where a downed wire has knocked out power to approximately 1713 customers. Crews are working quickly to get power turned back on as quickly as possible, but an official estimate has not been obtained. (ie, after half an hour of getting nowhere on DTE’s website or phone line we gave up. Seriously though, it looks like they’ve got it under control.)

Get Your Note Where You Vote

November 7th 2011

“Get Your Note Where You Vote! is just part of the communications plan,” said McGrath. “We encourage our residents to review our website for great information. Talk to your neighbors. If they don’t have access to a computer, offer the information you have found or encourage them to go to the Library to use a computer. Preparing for and communicating during an emergency relies on the entire Community, we can’t do it ourselves.”

Power Outage Could Last Until Thursday Night

July 20th 2011

Power is out for over 5,000 area residents as heat and over-use has overloaded the electrical grid in the area. Outages have been reported in patches throughtout Metro Detroit, with areas along Woodward Ave. being most affected in our city. According to the DTE Website: “Based on crew availability, the number of customers out and current weather conditions, we anticipate that your power should be restored between Thu Jul 21 2011 09:30 PM , and Thu Jul 21 2011 11:30 PM. ”