About 50 million people lost power Aug. 14, 2003, including all of metro Detroit. Are you prepared if it happens again?
Around 6,600 home and businesses lost power in Ann Arbor on Thursday, as temperatures peaked at 100 degrees in the city.
DTE says six main power lines went down, multiple traffic signals went out, and about 8,000 DTE customers lost power Tuesday.
Several thousand Detroit residents will be without power for about six hours next month.
Authorities say several buildings on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor lost power, stranding some people in elevators.
Residents of Ferndale may get some answers Wednesday night about what caused power outages in July during a heat wave.
Power outages darkened Wayne State University, the Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Institute of Arts Thursday — the second time that has happened in six months.
The lights went out at Wayne State University, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the main branch of the Detroit Public Library and multiple public schools.
Today’s record heat has led DTE Energy to begin an intentional rolling power blackout in at least one Metro Detroit community.
Despite the increased demand for power and the continued strain on the electrical grid, utility regulators say the state’s electrical system is fine.