DTE Energy SE Michigan Power Outage Recovery Times Heres What

DTE Energy SE Michigan Power Outage Recovery Times: Here’s What We Know – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT — Nearly half a million people were without power in southeastern Michigan this week after ice and winds ripped through the region.

Midweek’s winter storm brought rain, snow and ice, causing widespread power outages that lasted through Friday.

As of 8:35 a.m. Sunday, more than 170,000 DTE customers were without power. Here’s what we know about potential recovery times.

DTE Energy power outage recovery times – what we know

DTE Energy expects to restore power to the “vast majority of customers affected by the storm” by the end of Sunday.

With hundreds of schools closed this week due to the storm and subsequent outages, officials said restoring power to schools ahead of Monday was a top priority.

If you are out of power you can check your recovery time on DTE’s website, the link is available below.

You can view DTE’s failure card here.

Power Outage Resources

Sign in Outage to DTE here. Sign in Failure of consumer energy here.

Power outages are of particular concern in winter, as cold temperatures can pose a hazard to people and their homes. Below are some resources:

Storm safety tips

  • Stay at least 20 feet away from fallen power lines and anything they come into contact with, including puddles of water and fences. Also keep children and pets away.

  • Be extremely careful around metal fences, which conduct electricity after a severe storm. Electric current is strongest where a fallen power line touches a metal fence. Even a tie fence several backyards away can be live and dangerous.

  • Never cross yellow tape. It may be downed power lines.

  • Never drive over broken power lines. If a power line falls on your vehicle, stay in your car until emergency services arrive.

  • A live power line can spark and flap around as it searches for ground. A ground is the earth or something that touches the earth, like a fence or a tree. A live wire that has found its ground may lie still, but it is still dangerous. Report a power outage online, via the DTE Energy mobile app, or call us immediately at 800-477-4747.
  • Cable or telephone lines may be live when they come in contact with electrical wires. Contact with a live power line can be fatal.

  • Never use a portable generator in a home or business. It emits carbon monoxide, which can be deadly. Keep it outside, away from windows and doors to prevent fumes from entering.

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