Detroit Nearly 150,000 people in Southeast Michigan were without power this week due to damaging snow and wind from the region.
A mid-week winter storm brought rain, snow and accumulating snow, causing widespread power outages that persisted through Friday.
As of 8:35 Sunday morning, more than 170,000 DTE customers were without power. Here’s what we know about a possible resumption timeline.
DTE Energy power outage restoration time – what we know
DTE Energy expects to restore power to “the vast majority of customers” affected by the storm by the end of the day Sunday.
As hundreds of schools have closed this week because of the storm and subsequent outages, officials said restoring power to schools before Monday is a top priority.
If you are without power then you can check your restoration time on DTE website, link is available below.
you can See DTE’s outage map here,
power outage resource
report a Outage for DTE here. report a Outage for consumer energy here.
Power outages are of particular concern in winter, as freezing temperatures can pose a threat to people and their homes. Find some resources below:
Safety Tips During a Storm
stay at least 20 feet away from power poles and anything they come in contact with, including puddles of water and fences. Also keep children and pets away.
Be extremely careful around metal fences, who conduct lightning after a severe storm. The electric current will be strongest where a downed power line touches a metal fence. Even a connecting fence several backyards away can be active and dangerous.
Never cross the yellow barrier tape. It can be around downed power lines.
Never drive across downed power lines. If a live wire is downed on your vehicle, stay inside your car until emergency help arrives.
- A live power line can spark and whip when looking for ground, A ground is the earth or something that touches the earth, such as a fence or tree. A live wire that has found its ground may lie quietly, but it is still dangerous. Report a downed power line online on the DTE Energy mobile app or call us immediately at 800-477-4747.
If cable or telephone lines come in contact with power lines they can be activated. Contact with any live power line can be fatal.
Never use a portable generator inside a home or business, This releases carbon monoxide, which can be fatal. Keep it outside, away from windows and doors, so the fumes don’t come in.
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