MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – DTE Energy and Consumers Energy announced they are temporary suspending electricity and natural gas shut-offs for low-income customers.

The companies announced the news Monday.

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“DTE Energy’s number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers. We make every effort, every day, to ensure we deliver energy to our more than 3 million customers,” the company stated.

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Consumers said in its news release, “Recognizing that many of our customers are in a position where they are unable to work, we are suspending shutoffs for non-pay for low-income and senior customers beginning March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020.”

The company said the timeframes could be adjusted depending on the spread and severity of the virus.

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