Reporting Terri Lee Sylvester
W. BLOOMFIELD (WWJ) - Residents across Metro Detroit are still cleaning up after Saturday’s storms. In the neighborhood of Maple road and Middlebelt in West Bloomfield, WWJ’s Terri Lee reports that the main issue now is the trees that have fallen on power lines.
The strong winds and heavy rain knocked down tree limbs and power lines. DTE Energy is still working to restore power to all of its customers.
That includes W. Bloomfield resident John Kehdi, who was home when the storms rolled through.
“It started to get a little windy, I went to the garage door … tried to open it and I could not open it, I could not budge the door,” said Kehdi.
Kehdi says the storm lasted just five minutes, and about a half hour later it was nice and sunny again.
Billy Yelton is a journeyman lineman from Miami who came to help DTE Energy get the power restored.
“There are some wires that the trees have fallen on, broken the wires, so we are going to de-energize the wire that is still up and then we are going to ground the wires to make it safe for the tree-trimers go in and clear the trees off for us, and then the lineman will go in and pick the wires back up, we have to replace the pole, a few houses down in the backyard, and replace a broken cross arm,” said Yelton.
Ted Miller was in Ann Arbor when the storm rolled though. “We drove home, we got here about 7 o’clock and this street looked like it had been hit by a bomb,” said Miller.
Miller was hoping to have his power restored Sunday evening after seeing DTE Energy in his neighborhood.