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DTE Energy: 2,500 customers still without power

Crews working to restore power to final 2,500 customers

DETROIT – DTE Energy announced Tuesday 2,500 customers are still without power after last week's high wind knocked out electricity to more than 800,000 customers.

The company said it has restored power to around 797,500 of the 800,000 customers impacted by the wind storm. 

Here's the latest statement from DTE: 

DTE’s biggest challenge today continues to be the number of jobs with extensive damage. Our restoration process begins by isolating damage to restore as many customers as possible, and then returning to fix the real damage and small pockets of customers. 

  • A 10 a.m. news conference was held at DTE headquarters -- watch here

Monday's snow and icy conditions did not help restoration efforts. 

"Regretfully, the snow and icy road conditions, coupled with complicated and time-consuming repairs, impeded restoration efforts on Monday," DTE said.

Here's a restoration timeline:

  • 6 a.m. Thursday -- 670,000 DTE customers without power
  • 7 a.m. Thursday -- 670,00 DTE customers without power
  • 10 a.m. Thursday -- 665,000 DTE customers without power
  • 2:45 p.m. Thursday -- 630,000 DTE customers without power
  • 4 p.m. Thursday -- 570,000 DTE customers without power
  • 9 p.m. Thursday -- 515,000 DTE customers without power
  • 6 a.m. Friday -- 515,000 DTE customers without power
  • 10 a.m. Friday -- 400,000 DTE customers without power
  • 2 p.m. Friday -- 340,000 DTE customers without power
  • 4 p.m. Friday -- 295,000 DTE customers without power
  • 9:30 p.m. Friday -- 248,000 DTE customers without power
  • 7 a.m. Saturday -- 243,00 DTE customers without power
  • 11 a.m. Saturday -- 231,000 DTE customers without power
  • 4 p.m. Saturday -- 178,000 DTE customers without power
  • 9 p.m. Saturday -- 147,000 DTE customers without power
  • 8 a.m. Sunday -- 98,000 DTE customers without power
  • Noon Sunday -- 85,000 DTE customers without power
  • 6 p.m. Sunday -- 70,000 DTE customers without power
  • 6 a.m. Monday -- 45,000 DTE customers without power
  • 10:30 a.m. Monday -- 45,000 DTE customers without power
  • 3 p.m. Monday -- 40,000 DTE customers without power
  • 8 p.m. Monday --  15,000 DTE customers without power
  • 6 a.m. Tuesday -- 7,000 DTE customers without power
  • 4 p.m. Tuesdasy -- 4,000 DTE customers without power
  • 9 p.m. Tuesday -- 2,500 DTE customers without power

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