Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue. “An internet issue impacting the quality of our Fios service throughout the Northeast has been resolved," said spokesman Rich Young in an emailed statement Tuesday afternoon. People posting on Twitter reported having issues connecting with various online services in the region stretching from Washington, D.C., to Boston. Comcast, another major internet service provider, said it had not observed problems with its network Tuesday. AT&T said it does not supply home internet in the northeast and customers were not affected.
Planned gas shutoff leaves some Detroiters without heat for longer than expected
DETROIT – People living on Leslie Street on Detroit’s west side have been without gas or heat for the last 24 hours. The residents reportedly received a notice on Monday that DTE crews would have to shut off the heat temporarily to conduct repairs on gas lines in the area. “We have no hot water, no heat and no cooking gas,” Joyce said. Joyce says he has tried to contact the company several times, but there has been “no communication.”DTE released the following statement Wednesday regarding the situation:During a planned gas outage for maintenance, DTE crews discovered a gas leak. Joyce says DTE crews have been working and repairing lines in the area for the last two or three weeks.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- Nov. 1, 2020
DETROIT – High winds blowing through southeast Michigan Sunday are causing power outages throughout the region. Wind advisories are in effect for 11 SE Michigan counties on Sunday afternoon. You can check the DTE outage map here. More than 80 DTE crews are working to restore power to DTE Energy customers. Report an outage to DTE here.
Power outages reported in SE Michigan on first day of virtual school
There are several thousand people without power Tuesday morning in southeastern Michigan, further complicating the virtual start to the school year for families. DTE Energy is reporting about 8,500 customers without power. There is a cluster of outages in the Auburn Hills and southeast Livonia areas. Storms have been rolling through the region.
Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield fully functional, providing care despite power interruption
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – Late this Monday morning, a utility contractor working on a public infrastructure upgrade on the easement near Maple Road hit the main power line that supplies electrical power to the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital campus. The hospital is fully functional and providing care for patients. If their condition warrants, some patients may be transferred to Henry Ford Hospital. We will update the community when the main power line is restored and all operations return to normal. We continue to provide safe, quality care to our community at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.”
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- Aug. 2, 2020
DETROIT Heavy rain and thunderstorms Sunday caused power outages throughout southeast Michigan. As of 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the storms had impacted a total of 2,136 customers, according to the company. You can check the DTE outage map here. More than 40 DTE crews are working quickly to restore power to customers. Read: Flash Flood Watch in effect for some Michigan counties until Sunday afternoonReport an outage to DTE here.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- July 19, 2020
DETROIT Power outages are possible in southeastern Michigan on Sunday as there is potential for strong to severe storms in the region. DTE Energy says scattered thunderstorms and high winds are causing power outages throughout southeast Michigan. You can check the DTE outage map here. As of 1:39 p.m. on Sunday, approximately 40,400 DTE Energy customers were without power due to severe weather. Oakland and St. Clair counties are currently experiencing the most power outages.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- June 26-27, 2020
DETROIT Power outages are possible in southeastern Michigan on Friday and Saturday as there is potential for severe storms in the region. DTE Energy and Consumers Energy are preparing for potential strong winds that could down trees and topple power lines. You can check the DTE outage map here. We will be tracking the outages right here. Report an outage to Consumers Energy here.