DTE Plans Intentional Power Outage

DETROIT (WWJ) – Several thousand Detroit residents will be without power for about six hours next month.

DTE Energy plans to blackout the neighborhood between Six and Seven Mile Road, and Woodward and Dequindre to do some repair work.  A spokesperson says the outage will take place at  6 a.m. on January 4 and affect about 3,500 residents.

They expect to restore the power around noon.

DTE plans a media campaign closer to the time of the outage to make sure the residents are not caught off guard.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest information.


One Comment

  1. 1DetroitRedhead says:

    Hey DTE and the PSC – Why is this acceptable? Why can’t you provide emergency power generators to the persons in this neighborhood.? I realize you need to upgrade or repair or do whatever it is you’re doing – but you are putting persons at risk. My parent, who is on oxygen – lives in this area; her sons and daughters live in this area. What are they suppose to do? Rent a hotel until you decide to turn the power on? With what? Why is the dead of winter? DTE shows a total disrespect for its customers and the State allows them to get away with it.

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