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Tracking power outages in SE Michigan on Nov. 17, 2020

65,000 DTE Energy customers still without power

A lineman at work in SE Michigan
A lineman at work in SE Michigan (WDIV)

DETROIT – Power outages piled up Sunday night in southeast Michigan due to damaging wind gusts.

We are tracking the DTE Energy power outages in southeastern Michigan right here.

READ: Intense wind brings down trees, causes mass power outages across Metro Detroit

As of 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, DTE reported 65,000 customers remain without power.

The company said 90 percent of customers would have their power restored by the end of Tuesday.

“The storm caused significant damage across the service territory, including downed wires, broken poles and tree-related damage. Crews are actively securing downed power lines and assessing and repairing damage so that power can be restored as quickly and safely as possible,” reads a statement from DTE on Monday. “We expect to complete restoration for 90% of our customers by the end of the day Tuesday, with the vast majority of customers restored by end of day Wednesday.”

About 236,000 customers have been restored out of the 285,000 customers who were impacted, DTE said Tuesday morning.

Current DTE outages:

  • As of 9 p.m. Monday, DTE Energy reported about 65,000 customers were without power.
  • As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, DTE Energy reported about 115,000 customers were without power.
  • As of 11 a.m. Monday, DTE Energy reported about 124,000 customers were without power.
  • As of 6 a.m. Monday, DTE Energy reported about 149,000 customers were without power.
  • As of 10:40 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 192,469 customers were without power.
  • As of 9 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 185,034 customers were without power.
  • As of 7:10 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 195,279 customers were without power.
  • As of 6:45 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 192,834 customers were without power.
  • As of 6:35 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 188,720 customers were without power.
  • As of 5:45 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 179,803 customers were without power.
  • As of 5:05 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 162,695 customers were without power.
  • As of 3:45 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 149,965 customers were without power.
  • As of 3 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 146,004 customers were without power.
  • As of 2:35 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 129,280 customers were without power.
  • As of 2:05 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 115,817 customers were without power.
  • As of 2 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 114,478 customers were without power.
  • As of 1:50 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 112,334 customers were without power.
  • As of 1:17 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 85,650 customers were without power.
  • As of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 47,261 customers were without power.
  • As of 12:07 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy reported 43,667 customers were without power.

Consumers Energy outages:

Consumers Energy reported more than 81,000 customers were impacted by the winds and at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, 46,000 customers were without power. Consumers reported about 23,000 customers remained without power at 11 a.m. Monday.

As of 9 p.m. Monday, it reported that about 6,700 customers remained without power. The majority of the customers are expected to be restored by midnight tonight. Restoration will continue overnight as customers in areas hit the hardest should be restored by Tuesday afternoon.

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“High winds and heavy rain have caused extensive tree damage and more than 1,000 downed power lines across DTE’s service territory so far. DTE crews are assessing damage, and making repairs and restoring power, in areas where it is safe to do so. Continued severe weather – and additional outages – are expected through this evening,” officials said in a statement on Sunday afternoon.

“We understand how difficult it is to be without power and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience these outages may have caused," the statement continued. "Our crews are working as safely and quickly as possible to restore power to affected customers and we won’t stop working around the clock until all outages have been resolved.”

To help keep customers and its employees healthy throughout the pandemic, if you see crews working in your neighborhood, please stay at least six feet away. Please note: Estimates for restoring your power may take several hours to prepare and could change once crews arrive on scene and fully assess equipment damage.

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