DETROIT (WWJ) – DTE crews are working to get power restored to about 500 people. High winds knocked out the power to about 120,000 people in the metro Detroit area this weekend.
And once they finish getting the lights on for those 500 people left in the dark, local electrical workers plan to turn their attention to storm damage in other parts of the Midwest.
Kevin Shaffer is with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
“We had gone to different food banks, clothing drives, anything that anybody wants to donate and of course we will take money contributions – which we’ve done in the past, and anything we get collected we distribute to the people,” said Shaffer.
The aid for the half-dozen states hit by tornadoes will mean more long hours for union members, who have been pulling 16 hour days this weekend as they restore power in the area.