Update from DTE Energy for Bloomfield Hills customers:
March 14, 2017
“Also, in taking a look at an overview of Bloomfield Hills, it appears we [DTE Energy] currently have approximately 50-75 customers out of service in your community. The majority of these outages seem to be concentrated in three areas: (1) the Kensington/Charring Cross/ Dover area, (2) the area South of Cranbrook and West of Woodward, and (3) an area roughly bounded by Quarton Road, Woodward, Lone Pine, and Lowell Court.
As mentioned below, every effort is being made to restore any customers who lost power last Wednesday and are still out of service this morning by 11:30 PM tonight.”
Update from DTE Energy for Southeast Michigan CustomersDTE Energy Storm Update
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6 a.m. update NOTICE – A 10 a.m. news update will be held at DTE Headquarters with Heather Rivard DTE Crews Reduce Outage Numbers by More Than Half from Monday Night
As of 6 a.m. Monday, 7,000 customers affected by last Wednesday’s storm remain without power. Regretfully, the snow and icy road conditions coupled with complicated and time-consuming repairs impeded restoration efforts on Monday.
Due to the complexity and dispersed nature of the remaining outages, additional crews from other utilities continue to be added as they become available.
DTE Energy has restored power to 793,000 of the 800,000 customers impacted by Wednesday’s wind storm.
DTE’s biggest challenge today continues to be the number of jobs with extensive damage. Our restoration process begins by isolating damage to restore as many customers as possible, and then returning to fix the real damage and small pockets of customers.
We’ve had many questions from our customers throughout the restoration process. Click here for the list of common concerns and DTE’s responses: http://empoweringmichigan.com/storm-questions-answered/
DTE Energy shares the following safety tips for residents:
- For those running a generator:
- Never operate a generator inside your home or in other enclosed or partially-enclosed spaces, including garages.
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends generators be positioned at least 20 feet from doors, windows and vents to prevent carbon monoxide from entering the home.
- Customers should stay at least 20 feet away from all power lines and anything they may contact, and consider them live. Do not cross yellow caution tape, which indicates there is a downed power line in the area. Customers can call DTE at 800.477.4747 or use the DTE Energy Mobile app to report downed lines.
- For those with medical needs:
- Call 9-1-1 if it is urgent or life-threatening.
- Call United Way's 2-1-1 crisis hotline, which will help you find local resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- The weather continues to be cold with snow. Here are some tips to protect your home:
- Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.
- All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside.
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children.
- To drain pipes, locate your home's main water shut-off valve. Turn to the off position. Turn on every water fixture in the house until the water stops running. Open all faucets and flush all toilets in the house, starting with the top floor and working your way down.