DETROIT – An ice storm in April has left thousands of people without power in southeastern Michigan.
DTE Energy reported Monday morning there were 250,000 customers still without power after the weekend ice storm snapped trees, downing wires across Metro Detroit.
"Had we stayed below freezing following the ice accretion, then that ice would have remained on those trees and limbs, resulting in additional power outages today," writes Meteorologist Paul Gross.
DTE expects 90 percent of customers impacted by the weather will have power restored by the end of the day Tuesday. Customers will receive a more detailed estimate once a crew has been assigned to their outage, DTE said.
Overall, DTE said 1,200 power lines were down due to the storm. There were about 1,000 wires down in Wayne County, including several in Detroit.
How to contact DTE
Customers have three ways to contact DTE when they lose power or see a downed power line: