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.
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.