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.
While it was not nearly as large as last week’s demonstration targeting GE, the message was the same: Pay your fair share of taxes.
DTE spokesman Scott Simons says high winds are hampering their efforts, and are making things a lot more difficult for crews.
Strong winds, with gusts exceeding 50 mph, caused more than 300 power lines to come down.
Protesters voiced their concern over utility shutoffs and rising prices.
During severe weather, fallen limbs and tree branches can create the majority of the power outages.
Two DTE Energy employees were shot at as they made their rounds at Seven Mile and Woodward, on the city’s north side.
URS Corp. Friday announced that it has been awarded a contract by Detroit-based DTE Energy to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the installation of a selective catalytic reduction system at its Monroe Power Plant.
Strong winds in Metro Detroit Sunday afternoon have caused about 5,000 DTE customers to lose power.
The cause of the outage in Roseville is not known but DTE believes two circuits are down.