DTE Energy outages: 140K without power in SE Michigan

 

 

Warn Weather – Tens of thousands of DTE Energy customers were without power Thursday after severe storms moved through the region.

As of midnight on Friday, more than 140,000 DTE Energy customers were in the dark, according to the utility company’s outage center.

 

Those outages were spread out across the Metro Detroit area, with some larger groupings in Oakland County. See the DTE outage map here.

People are urged to stay away from downed power lines, as they are dangerous. Avoid entering any flooded areas, as well.

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Report an outage to DTE here. Report an outage to Consumers Energy here.

 

 

What to do if you find downed power lines

Stay at least 20 feet away from downed power lines and keep children and pets inside.

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DTE Energy said you should assume that all downed power lines are energized and dangerous.

You can report downed lines to DTE Energy by calling 800-477-4747 or to Consumers Energy by calling 800-477-5050.

 

 

If you believe the downed power line poses an immediate danger to the public, you should call 911.

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Energized wires that have fallen may whip around, spark or arc as they look for a ground. Energized wires that have found their ground might not move at all or make any sound, but they are still dangerous.

 

 

Click here to learn more about electrical safety from DTE Energy.

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