DTE GIVES POWER OUTAGE UPDATE (WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 AT 9:30 A.M.)

Despite some reports that power is back has come back on at some locations across Taylor, DTE is reported this morning that over 4,000 residents remain without power in Taylor.

DTE predicted that all but about 1,000 would have power restored by the end of today.

As of 6 a.m. this morning (Wednesday, July 2) , approximately 42,000 DTE Energy customers are out of electric service due to the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan early Tuesday. DTE has restored power to 98,000 customers that were affected by the storm, which included wind gusts of up to 70 mph in DTE’s Southeast Michigan service area.

DTE Energy crews are working around the clock to restore service; additional crews from New York, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania will be in the field today to assist in the restoration effort. The vast majority of DTE customers are expected to have their electric service restored by late Thursday night.

Strong winds caused more than 800 power lines to come down. Customers need to exercise extreme caution and assume any wire is live. Stay at least 20 feet away from any downed wire and anything it’s in contact with, keep children and pets away, and call DTE Energy at 800.477.4747 to report the downed line.

Our tree-trim crews are cutting fallen limbs and clearing the area to assist repair crews. To allow the tree-trim crews to quickly get to the next location where they are needed, they will leave limbs for homeowner use or disposal rather than remove the material.

DTE Energy understands how difficult it is to be without power, and appreciates the patience of customers as we work on the repair the damage caused by last night’s weather event.

Customers are encouraged to report power outages, downed lines or other power problems using our mobile website , online at dteenergy.com, or customers may also call DTE Energy at 800.477.4747 to report power outages or downed lines.