DTE Energy outages: Crews working 16-hour shifts with out-of-state help

DTE Outage Map partially working on app

DETROIT - DTE Energy crews are working 16-hour shifts, with help from out-of-state crews Thursday after a wind storm knocked out power to more than 700,000 customers on Wednesday. 

Here's some information from DTE:

The priority of our crews is to first eliminate downed power lines to ensure the safety of the public. Restoration estimates are currently unavailable.

DTE expects to have restoration estimates today, after crews have assessed the damage overnight. DTE recognizes this event will be difficult for our customers and we ask for your ongoing patience. You can sign up to be notified as soon as an estimate is available for your address through our DTE mobile app or automated system at 800-477-4747.

DTE crews continue to work 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore power, and additional crews from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, New York and Pennsylvania will be in Michigan on this morning to assist.

The DTE Outage Map is only working on the DTE mobile app, although we haven't been able to load it completely with testing.

The website crashed on Wednesday afternoon as power outages started to pile up. 

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