More than 40,000 DTE Energy customers still without power in Metro Detroit

Power restored for most over weekend

DETROIT – More than 40,000 DTE Energy customers were still without power as of 11:14 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16.

Storms that hit Michigan overnight Wednesday last week left nearly a million households without power. At its peak, the state saw an estimated 864,000 households without power.

You can see the DTE Energy Outage Map here.

DTE Energy and Consumers Energy crews have been working to restore power to the region. Both companies expected restoration work to be completed by the end of the weekend.

“We are on track to the have the vast majority of customers -- around 95% -- restored by the end of today,” said DTE Energy in a statement Sunday.

“We understand how hard it is to be without power, especially with the repetition of strong storms that occurred from July 1 to August 11,” the statement continued. “We have deployed 3,000 workers throughout our communities to restore power to customers as swiftly as possible. Our DTE lineworkers have been joined by more than 1,200 workers from other states as far as New York, Louisiana and Florida, as well as Canada.”

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