DTE Energy restores power to Detroit high rises

Transformer failure left 4,000 without power

Author: Matt Triplett, Senior Editor
Published On: Jul 10 2013 08:38:17 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 11 2013 04:25:28 PM EDT
Lafayette Towers power outage
DETROIT -

DTE Energy

People living in several high rises on Detroit's east side have their lights back on.

At the height of the outage Wednesday, more than 4,000 customers were without power in buildings including Harbortown, River Place and the 1300 Lafayette Tower.

The outage was cased by a failure at a substation in the area.

Crews were able to replace equipment and restore power to all customers around 10am Thursday.

Lafayette Tower Detroit
A view from the base of Lafayette Towers -- Photo by Tim Pamplin, Local 4