Winds gusting to 74 miles per hour have knocked out power to at least 119,000 Michigan homes and businesses as the fringes of superstorm Sandy move through the state.
WWJ Newsradio 950’s Florence Walton reported DTE’s on West 7 Mile Road office was temporarily closed Friday as a result of the demonstration.
DTE tells WWJ that in order to fix the problem they need to shut off power to customers in the 13 Mile and Coolidge and Webster and Woodward areas.
Many homes in Oak Park and Ferndale are still without power, one of those that got the lights back on is Don Colbert in Ferndale but he doesn’t feel out of the woods yet.
Country music superstar Toby Keith performed at DTE Energy Music Theater Friday night, but earlier in the day, he performed some songs for Ford employees at Ford’s World Headquarters in Dearborn.
DTE Energy says a problem with the power lines is causing an outage to thousands of customers Thursday morning.
DTE says six main power lines went down, multiple traffic signals went out, and about 8,000 DTE customers lost power Tuesday.
City Council Tuesday passed a cost recovery ordinance that Councilmen Ken Cockrel says is only fair.
Stoney, Bill and Sara were joined by Harlen Hendrickson the Vice President of Marketing for the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment to talk about the 2012 Summer Concert Schedule for the Palace, DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival.
A spokeman for DTE said the blasts knocked out power to about 1,600 homes and businesses in the area, on 18 Mile between Mound Road and Van Dyke.