Flashpoint: Power outage frustrations, Debbie Dingell on the toxic train derailment soil

Watch Flashpoint every Sunday at 10 a.m. on Local 4 News and Local 4+

DETROIT – Hundreds of thousands of Metro Detroiters are frustrated with DTE Energy after losing power again this weekend.

Friday’s winter storm brought strong winds and heavy snow to Southeast Michigan, and by the time it moved out Saturday morning, more than 200,000 people were in the dark. Many of them had just gotten power restored after losing it the previous week.

  • Watch the full episode of Flashpoint live in the video players above and below. You can catch new episodes of Flashpoint at 10 a.m. on Sundays on Local 4 News and Local 4+

Frustrations with DTE Energy and the power outages are at an all-time high, especially after the company offered just a $35 credit for customers who went five or more days without power.

During this episode of Flashpoint, Devin Scillian spoke with DTE Energy CEO Jerry Norcia about the power outages, customer frustrations, and what can be done to improve the system going forward.

Also, Debbie Dingell joined Flashpoint to talk about the train derailment in Ohio and why toxic waste was brought north to Michigan.

About the Author:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.