According to DTE, the outage was caused by an underground cable failure and the failed cable has been sent to a lab for testing. The cable failure affected residents east of Mack, and a pole top fire occurred which affected those west of Mack.
Service was lost about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, and restored about five hours later.
Officials from the power company have previously stated that nearly $4 million in work is being done to improve distribution by:
- Clearing lines and creating a 10-foot distance between tree branches and power lines.
- Circuit maintenance and circuit upgrades with wire and equipment replacement and upgrades, inspections and maintenance.
- Upgrades including fusing and installation of fault indicators