The lights went out around 5:45 p.m and were restored just after 7 p.m. A DTE spokesman said that there was a problem at a substation.
The power of some Ferndale, Royal Oak, Hazel Park, and Madison Heights residents is starting to come back on after an outage that affected as many as 15,000 customers.
Power has been restored in Ann Arbor, after more than 1,700 customers were in the dark Friday evening for about an hour.
About 9,000 homes and businesses were knocked offline after a vehicle crashed into a pole along Grand River Avenue.
About 10,000 customers are without power along Telegraph Road, between Ford and Warren Road.
DTE says crews are on site assessing the situation, but don’t have a cause at this time.
DTE expects the power to be back on by 4:30 p.m.
The state’s biggest utilities have been ordered, among other things, to make it easier for customers to get credits on bills when they suffer losses due to outages.
Detroit Goes Dark: Massive Power Outage Affects Courthouse, Fire Stations, Public Schools, DIA And More
“The city’s public lighting grid suffered a major cable failure that has caused the entire grid to lose power.”
Multiple Detroit school buildings were plunged into darkness Tuesday — affected by a widespread power outage in downtown Detroit.