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DTE Energy outages in Michigan: Outage maps, restoration times, info

Storms expected to knock out power to Metro Detroit DTE customers

DETROIT – Strong to severe storms carrying heavy winds, rain and possible tornado activity are expected in Southeast Michigan Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.

More than 20,000 have already lost power in Metro Detroit, according to DTE Energy.

We're tracking the latest outage numbers, restoration times and general power outage info for you below.

Power outages in Metro Detroit:

  • 3 p.m. - 22,000 DTE customers without power in Southeast Michigan. "Outages are scattered, with the hardest-hit areas in Oakland and Wayne counties. Additional outages are likely, as  severe weather is expected to hit the region again between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Once crews have assessed the damage, restoration estimates will be available for customers."
  • 8:30 p.m. - 8,500 DTE customers without power. 

Estimated restoration time:

  • Restoration time is currently unavailable, as power outages are expected to rise through the evening.

Power outage resources:

Storm tips from DTE:

  • Never drive across a downed power line. If a power line falls on your vehicle, remain inside until help arrives.
  • Always operate generators outdoors to avoid dangerous buildup of toxic fumes.
  • Turn off or unplug all appliances to prevent an electrical overload when power is restored. Leave one light switch on to indicate when power is restored.
  • Don’t open refrigerators or freezers more than absolutely necessary. A closed refrigerator will stay cold for 12 hours. Kept closed, a well-filled freezer will preserve food for two days.
  • If a customer is elderly or has a medical condition that would be adversely impacted by a power outage, they should try to make alternative accommodations with family or friends.

Latest weather updates from the Local 4 Casters:

 

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