Power back on in Detroit, Highland Park
Outage affected 3,500 DTE Energy customers
DETROIT – Power was restored at about 11 a.m. on Wednesday to parts of Detroit and Highland Park after a planned outage to help crews work on some lines.
DTE Energy Co. said power went out at 6 a.m. to an estimated 3,500 customers. The outage had been expected to last until 2 p.m.
Crews were working in the I-75 Freeway area, between 6 Mile and West State Fair; and between Dequindre and Woodward in Detroit and parts of Highland Park.
Download: Map of area affected by power outage
Extra officers patrolled the area during the outage.
The city of Detroit has designated three recreation centers at warming centers during the temporary outage:
- The Northwest Activity Center: 18100 Meyers Road. Detroit, MI 48235
- Butzel Family Center: 7737 Kercheval, Detroit, MI 48214
- Farwell Community Center: 2711 East Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48234
· Make sure to turn off or unplug major appliances, computers and other electronic equipment to prevent damage when power is restored.
· Open faucets slightly so they can constantly drip to prevent pipes from freezing
· Keep portable heaters at least 5 feet away from furniture, drapes and other flammable materials
· Heaters that burn fuel need proper ventilation to prevent buildup of harful fumes
· Never use a gas range for heating or charcoal as an indoor heating or cooking source
· Some alarm systems may be affected by the outage
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