Homeowner takes action after severe weather causes utility pole to lean dangerous close to Trenton home

Crews worked to repair pole in Wednesday

Trenton homeowner rigs brace for leaning power pole until DTE repairs it
Trenton homeowner rigs brace for leaning power pole until DTE repairs it

TRENTON, Mich. – Severe weather last week caused a DTE Energy utility pole to lean dangerous close to a home in Trenton.

The homeowner took action to keep the pole from moving as he waited on DTE to respond. He built a support beam to keep the pole in place.

He contacted DTE to report the issue and on Sunday (Aug. 15) crews came out and told him the support he built was in itself a dangerous move, but they understood his concern.

When Local 4 contacted DTE Wednesday morning a crew was on scene reporting the damaged pole.

DTE Energy released the following statement:


About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.