DETROIT (WWJ) – Over 100,000 homes and businesses across Michigan lost power during weekend storms — with around 41,000 DTE Energy customers still in the dark late Monday afternoon.
One of the hard-hit areas is near Telegraph and Ecorse roads in Taylor. Joshua Rome knew something wasn’t right because the room suddenly became quiet and stuffy.
“That’s when I got up because I didn’t hear the fan going off — so I got up because I always have the fan going — looked out and everything was black. Okay, power’s off,” he said.
For one Downriver family, the power outage hit as they packed their belongings to move:
“(It was probably) 12:30 – 1 o’clock we were all on our tables and phones and all of the sudden — all the power just went out,” said Dawn Morey.
She says she not worried about when power is restored because they expect to be up north in their new home within a day.
Dennis McKee, of Consumer’s Energy , says it may be Wednesday before all of the power is restored.
“Grand Traverse County we’re seeing about 50 percent of our customers without power,” said McKee. “By percentage — I think the hardest hit area is Leelanau County with about 64 percent of our customers out of power there.”
The cause of the outage is still being investigated by DTE Energy.
Customers can report an outage, check on the status of an outage, and view DTE’s outage map, all from your smart phone. Customers also may call DTE Energy at (800) 477-4747 to report power outages or downed lines. DTE says that customers can use their mobile website at dteenergy.com to report a power problem using the DTE Energy Outage Center app.
Additional information on the storm – including DTE’s online Power Outage Map at www.dteenergy.com/outage.
Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit Weather Team:
Tuesday – It’ll be mostly sunny with a high expected of 79 and evening low of 62.
Wednesday – We’ll have a few clouds but it’s going to be a comfortable sunny day with a high of 77 and low of 61.
Thursday – Continued pleasant temps but we may see a little rain. High expected of 77 for the day with a low of 62.
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